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Hessian Lifestyles

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Re: Hessian Lifestyles
April 06, 2012, 11:07:49 PM
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Any culture requires a symbolic and artistic framework, for hessians that is metal.  Yes all lifestyles are based on traditional archetypes, but how to realise these in the modern era from a hessian perspective is the question being posed.  It's not about socialisation and justification, it's about integrating metal into a productive culture.
A Lifestyle isn't a style of life its just group membership based on "shared patterns of appearance, consumption, and leisure activities". Its a club house.

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However, I also like the idea of a hessian monastery where the most intelligent metalheads can temporarily escape the burdens of modern society to perform essential academic tasks.
You're probably living in your head way too much for your own good.

Re: Hessian Lifestyles
April 07, 2012, 02:29:00 AM
Clubhouse syndrome inverted is solipsism and withdrawal which is a significant slice of liberalism in practice; no less dysfunctional. However, not all shared patterns indicate clubhouse syndrome. There could be a naturally connecting group of people who have found themselves a mutual success strategy. This is actually supposed to be fairly common. The former collective would be expending time and energy toward no ends or goals without any benefit. The latter transforms its resources instead of reducing them to waste.
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: Hessian Lifestyles
April 07, 2012, 04:10:15 PM
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Any culture requires a symbolic and artistic framework, for hessians that is metal.  Yes all lifestyles are based on traditional archetypes, but how to realise these in the modern era from a hessian perspective is the question being posed.  It's not about socialisation and justification, it's about integrating metal into a productive culture.
A Lifestyle isn't a style of life its just group membership based on "shared patterns of appearance, consumption, and leisure activities". Its a club house.

Scourge seems to have addressed this point but I'll add that what I am suggesting is simply that like-minded people can find cultural unity with metal as one of its central cultural phenomena.  This is the highest possibility of an artform in my opinion and seems to be the intention of this website by instituting hessian holidays and the like.

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However, I also like the idea of a hessian monastery where the most intelligent metalheads can temporarily escape the burdens of modern society to perform essential academic tasks.
You're probably living in your head way too much for your own good.

I think you may be taking my wording too literally.  I'm not suggesting founding a medieval styled stone building where a bunch of guys listen to Burzum all day (although this would be awesome :)), but rather simply the possibility of a place where hessians can go to alleviate some of the mental strain associated with modern urban life.  I find it's impossible to keep a clear head if you don't spend a reasonable amount of time in the wilderness, the real world.  An interesting phenomenon is the inversion of terminology whereby people refer to mundane urban life as 'reality' and any loftier concepts are seen to be outside of this 'reality'.  In fact this mundane existence is a construct which obscures reality, this is why it is important to spend time away from the city and in nature, otherwise your vision becomes blurred.

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Re: Hessian Lifestyles
April 08, 2012, 04:33:17 AM
I see money as a way to escape the burden of society and money itself. Beware this path though, for there are many traps.

There is a lot of truth in this. As you build up your own safety net, the necessary orientation of life around earning it may recede except for those who do so by choice, which is a trap. After padding yourself with a stash, if you aren't a jobaholic, you can then make room for other things in life. It is a better place to be than just living to work to avoid being penniless on a given day. If you can also find a way to work less, that's icing on the cake.

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been on my mind lately

Re: Hessian Lifestyles
April 08, 2012, 01:11:57 PM
It would have been excusable
that Morbid Angel
were kings of the car-wash
had they split up after Covenant