Society has gone toward a fixed reflexivity and from inward reflexivity toward relational reflexivity. There is a heightened self-priority, which I label celebrity cult syndrome. I also discuss the situation of false intimacy, modern higher fragmentation. Instead of basic needs, including love and belonging, according to Maslow’s triangle, these have been downgraded and shoved to the top along with finding oneself, delayed in priority of self-construct. This inter-effective cycle of structure>consumption>identity>structure can be argued as the new self-actualization in Western society. I address the conflict of structural coherence in self-internal reflexivity. Finally, external mobility is illustrated by performance identity’s confliction with the need for affiliation.
|Keywords:||Mobility, Self-actualization, Late Modernity, Fragmentation|
Master's Graduate, Non-degree Student, Substitute Teacher, Conference Musician, and Independent Singer / Songwriter, Dragonfly Ministries, North Shore and Deerfield School Districts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Highwood, USA