Everywhere today, there is an intense competitiveness. It hangs in the very “air” of this society. It reduces us to juvenile idiots calling “shotgun”. Sadly, it’s magnetic lines of social force often hang in the air for those “alternative” cultures or informal cultures ostensibly seeking to avoid it. Indeed, the world of alternativity can be something like a ruthless struggle for attention and uniqueness. See upcoming posts around “the unique personality” as being as much product of our modern world as “the conformist”.