To be modern is to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation of ourselves and our world – and at the same time, that threatens to destroy everything we have, everything we know, everything we are… To be modern is to be part of a universe in which, as Marx said, “all that is solid melts into air”.
Marshall Berman (1982) All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity, London: Verso, p15
I saw this quote in a documentary: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/joy-division/ZX9867A001S00 and it had an huge impact on me. I ended up watching it twice.
4 thoughts on “modern”
Now that, is thought provoking….
I have often had this thought, which runs through my head – that modern enterprise is unsustainable
it really hit me…..
and had me thinking too.
Tiny signs of fatigue are appearing in the solid, modern edifice.
melts into the air…there is always winds and they shape us…have a happy day Gavin ☺ smiles blowing over the pond! 😀