youth to degree

a people agenda.. means any/every one included.

generation b

[from a soulbiography]


danah tweeted out this pdf:

youth mode pdf


youth is a mode. it’s an attitude.

being in youth mode isn’t about perpetually reliving yourself at a younger age, it’s about being youthfully present at any given age. youth isn’t a process, again is. in youth mode, you are infinite.

youth≠ age

youth = freedom

youth isn’t freedom in any political sense it’s an emancipation from boredom, from prescription, from traditions. it’s the fullness of potential, the ability to be the person you want to be. it’s about the freedom to choose how you relate; the freedom to choose how you understand; the freedom to try new things; the freedom to make mistakes. youth understand freedom with limits – that being adaptable is the only thing that will set you free.

it’s hard to keep track of the big picture when the significant details are getting smaller and smaller.

ginormously small ness

when the fringes get more and more crowded, mass indie turs toward the middle. having mastered difference, the truly cool attempt to master sameness.

once upon a time people were born into communities and had to find their individuality. today people are born individuals and have to find their communities.

normcore understands the process of differentiation from a nonlinear perspective. it’s addicted to the toolkit provided by youth mode and never wants to put it away. normcore doesn’t want the freedom to become someone. normcore wants the freedom to be with anyone.

normcore capitalizes on the possibility of misinterpretation as an opportunity for connection – not as a threat to authenticity

2 needs ness

individuality was once the path to personal freedom – a way to lead life on your own terms. but the terms keep getting more and more specific, making us more and more isolated. normcore seeks the freedom that comes with non-exclusivity. it finds liberation in being nothing special, and realizes that adaptability leads to belonging. normcore is a path to a more peaceful life.

unless (and) we can do/be both.. networked individualism


no matter how old you are.. you live..