Re: "The Fourth Turning" - A Must Read

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 6 Mar 1997 09:57:40 -0800 (PST) writes:
>I think it is very interesting to see this discussion on "helping out" or
>"fitting in" "being someone who is good to know"
> other words, socialized behavior - which is quite different from
>"socialism" In general, I think it is being eschewed in the effort to
>maintain "individuality"....

Yes. As a young nerd I was sure my social habits were the direct
application of fundamental principles I held dear regarding social
status, etc. Now as an older nerd, I can see how insensitive and
self-absorbed I was. There was real social injustice I was reacting
to, but that was not a good excuse.

Robin D. Hanson