Nihilism 1. levels: overloaded
pictured: a man surrounded in chaos yet being content in his being.
culturally i feel we in the west are stuck in the middle.
at one point is the past. with all its flaws it was still better objectively. tradition was intact, life was hard but fair, society had installed rules and paths youd follow so you would simply progress and continue.
at one point in time all of those traditions were broken and shut because of progression.
the problem lies here.
what is tradition. do we, as the new generation, even know it? do i know exactly how my grandmother handled, what she considered normal and what the sociocultural pillars in her time were? the answer is painfully short. no.
culture is a constantly changing feature.
here is the difficult part.
what is "western culture" ? some would say neoliberalism, but i hate that. others say traditionalism, but thats long lost as above mentioned.
at this point in time, i feel for the west there is no return. we cannot go back to our roots and we arent allowed to. the only way is forward. we need to change our culture in that manner. because reestablishing roots can only be done by changing it.