Our Ethos Is Sincerity

“All across the pop culture spectrum, the emphasis on sincerity and authenticity that has arisen has made it un-ironically cool to care about spirituality, family, neighbors, the environment, and the country. And pollsters find this same trend in the up-and-coming generation from which Wampole culls her hipsters, Millennials. A recent Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll survey found that among Millennials, six out of 10 prioritized being close to God and having a good family life above anything else. For those in Generation X, family was still important, but the second priority was not spirituality—it was making a lot of money. Clearly, a change has been underway.”

My friend Jonathan Fitzgerald has been doing a lot of work on the New Sincerity lately.  Above is an excerpt from this piece at The Atlantic.

Rainn Wilson Catches Me Off-Guard

Last night, someone said “Wonderwall is 17 years old.  Doesn’t that make you feel old?”

Nah. I was so much older then.  It turns out you’re never as old as you think, and years are way shorter than you’re able to see.

And then Rainn Wilson had to go and screw it all up.

For some reason, 1996 is one of my all-time favorite years.  Just something about it.