Social Symptoms of Identity Needs: Why We Have Failed to by Mark Bracher

By Mark Bracher

Explains how our significant social difficulties, together with crime, violence, terrorism, conflict, substance abuse, and prejudice, are the results of efforts by way of their perpetrators to take care of a safe identification, or feel of self. It locates the foundation reasons of those social difficulties and counterproductive responses in definite identity-damaging social and cultural phenomena that strength identification to protect and preserve itself via socially destructive capacity.

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In Amagansett the Wyatt Earp spirit runs especially high between the months of May and September, but a residual strain lingers through late autumn, tapering off appropriately around Thanksgiving, after which only the locals have an opportunity to break the law. This is what Zachary Swan, forty-six, a pioneer whose embrace of the Puritan ethic had never been an all-encompassing one, would come up against on the morning of October 14. He and his friends would be arrested on the beach at sunrise and charged with public intoxication.

I reckon they’re going to let me make one after lunch. ’ ‘Call Seymour,’ Swan said. ’ Charlie asked him. ’ ‘There’s something wrong with these people, Charlie. They take a mug shot of me with a full beard. And then they shave it off. Can you figure that out? ’ ‘You’re near fifty. You’ve brought the average age in here up to approximately twenty-two. ’ ‘You call Seymour. Give him Sandy’s name. ’ Kendricks yawned. He nodded and turned around. ‘Charlie, watch out for this guy, I hear he goes for fellas your age.

They chose the Volkswagen because it was aimed at the beach, not unanimously unaware, certainly, that they were also choosing the only car in the driveway that could float. With their ranks bolstered, and their oxygen supply severely depleted, by the added company of three hyperventilating Labrador retrievers, a total, then, of twenty legs, each jockeying for position, any two feet at the ends of which might have been operating the accelerator and the clutch (the brake, reportedly, was used rarely, if at all), Swan and his friends reached the ocean through the combined application of dead reckoning and the gratuitous hand of God.

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