Jump to content

Welcome to FutureTimeline.forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Community Status Updates


Photo
  • Erowind's Photo
    Erowind
    Absolutely. I've observed the same thing as I've gained more upper middle class peers, and thus far have rejected these behaviors. Anti-Flag used to invite me to sell books at their shows, I even spoke on stage once. Once I lost interest in selling books at events and gained interest in other aspects of my store I gradually lost touch with them because for me it genuinely never was about their fame and no one else in the collective took interest in tabling their concerts.
    Apr 22 2019 06:10 AM
  • Erowind's Photo
    Erowind
    I wasn't friends with the band nor pretended to be. The reason why we were even collaborating was because one of the band members bought a zine at an unrelated event I was tabling and agreed with my store's politics. I've noticed similar behavior with some other folks from my social strata. Lower middle-class and impoverished working class folk tend to operate under a rugged individualism from what I can tell.
    Apr 22 2019 06:11 AM
  • Erowind's Photo
    Erowind
    People from my social strata do seek connections but only when they directly lead to an improvement in quality of life, looking good doesn't matter. Back to the Anti-Flag example. I'm not in a band, nor do I see myself trying to break into the music industry over the next 10 years. Staying in touch with them for me would be a waste of time. But you're right, some people would have been drooling over that connection and would have clung to it simply because Anti-Flag is famous.
    Apr 22 2019 06:11 AM