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Drifters, by classic definition, aren’t necessarily individuals you want to spend time with, as they tend to waste everything from everyone else before they disappear. They’re regarded as scammers, frauds, bottom feeders, wanderers. They are pioneers of the generation Me.
On a more positive note, one could state that creating a world where attributes like age, gender, origin or status are insignificant is close to developing an utopia – if the ulterior motives just wouldn’t be so damn egoistical.
But what about defining being a drifter as someone who’s simply not too interested in any kind of affiliation to genres, specific scenes or a societal value system that feels outdated? As someone driven by the necessity to change and constantly move - physically and mentally?
Exhale the last of the old. Inhale the first of the new.
Nomads. Jesus. Drifter - the chocolate bar. Underbelly characters. Everything but nothing. Everywhere but nowhere. The Drifters ザ·ドリフタ-ズ ,
a Japanese rock and roll band and comedy group. Self-expression = the freedom to be yourself. Self-reliance = being only responsible for yourself, mentally and physically. No commerce = wealth is an outdated concept. Leave no trace but be proud of your footprints. No real place to call home. No meaning. Just diversion. Constant movement. Constant change. Explorers of the world.
Welcome to DRIFTERS.
Self-Determination* does not tolerate any favors. It does not want a “we” as a starting point and also not as an end point, but sees the individual radically in the responsibility to expose himself with the greatest possible openness to the impositions of the complex and contingent. It takes the risk of allowing itself to be drawn into the maelstrom of time. The self-determined person does not long for drawers as safe spaces, but wants to torch them. He/she thinks himself free of parties and coalition constellations. He/she wants to introduce himself as a virus into current debates in order to infect them in the Burroughsian sense with the longing for a mature approach to ideas, thoughts, aesthetics, attitudes, dreams. Mistakes, crashes, mass pile-ups, self-dismantlings are part of it. They do not have to be. But they can happen. ... The self-determined person is thus constantly capable of irony. He/she is comprehensively disposable: and never where one supposes him to be.— UP