Many of my Dalton friends have the admirable benefit of an "intact" social circle. In other words -they are in conformity with the Upper Middle class social norm..their daily social role is consistent with their family, friends , work life, etc..their "habitus and habits" are more or less stable.
Mine is not. My family background is RADICALLY different than my habitus..they have NO idea of the NYC Contemporary artworld..don't listen to Joni Mitchell etc.. Likewise my DALTON friends don't know about the urban or rural black experience either.
However a person has gotta make a stand..that's my dilemma. I will be 47 years old 01/26/2009..I am not married, live with a roommate like two overgrown college grad students in an alcoholic, pop music permeated haze, frankly it's embarrassing...it's time to grow up and cash in some social capital.