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Sex and drugs and rock'n'roll
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acronym From: acronym Date: October 1st, 2004 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)

I wonder whether you see how very very appealing the ability to run around drinking and shouting and wear daft clothes - the freedom to let yourself do your own thing even if it involves making mistakes - can come across to people struggling with a cocoon of paralysing terror at the thought of doing... anything at all, really.

Exactly that. I was having this conversation over lunch with another friend of mine; she's just back in Cambridge with dyed hair, a holdover from the festivals, and we were discussing being sensible: I reckon she's more sensible than me, because she can dye her hair red and dance without a sense of self-consciousness because she knows it doesn't matter.

That perspective, that you can have that freedom and it won't hurt - that the worst that will happen is the psychic equivalent of playground grazes - is a confidence the people I was talking about just don't have, and though they're behaving in a parodically mature manner, it's the people down in the quad or the college bar who are more adult.

At least for me, I found - find - it's not adulthood; it's suspended animation.

- A
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