Two topics that impact everyone – health and money.
Money is taught to us as a science like physics, with rules and laws. Need to balance that by teaching it like psychology, with emotions and nuance. History is also a major contributor, and should be factored in.
Capitalism – Bourgeois. Ambition, worldly success.
Counterculture – Bohemian. Creativity.
Starting to mix together in the late 1990s, creating a new class, Bobos (Bourgeois Bohemians)
In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that technology would reduce the hours of work required to live in Western Society to roughly 15 hours per week. This didn’t happen obviously, and the prevailing sentiment is that consumerism is to blame. Given the choice between less hours and more pleasures, people have gone for pleasures.
Student – as you get older, you lose your innocence. Your romantic view of life is replaced by cruel realism. Responsibility and complicated relationships start to wear an adult down. Since religion is no longer prevalent in modern life, everyone is consumed by anxiety and doubt.
Philosopher – we don’t live in an objective world. Everything you see is different than what I see, and it is impossible to share your world with anyone else.