The Concept of Counterculture

By Aidan Fitzsimmons   Philosophically, the concept of counterculture is more interesting and fundamental to human life than may originally be considered. Counterculture is defined as a subculture created in opposition to mass culture, middle class values, consumerism, mainstream media, the mores of a previous generation, the cultural hegemony of a dominant group, and other elements of “mainstream” culture. However, what is “mainstream” culture has always been contingent, and so has counterculture. Culture evolves over time in a process driven by the concept of counterculture.   Human freedom is a game of yes. Culture— in the form of language, concepts, …

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Drug Section What’s the going rate for what you’ve bought while at Harvard? “$15 for two pot brownies.” “$10/g of weed” “mostly been through friends so free” “40/eighth” (weed) “lol idk i get my drugs for free” “$75/ half Oz (weed)” “$25 for a THC cartridge. $120 for a half ounce of high quality bud” “60 for a quad from Harvard People, I buy off campus now” “200$ per ounce of weed” “i was just along the ride, i didn’t buy it for myself”   What’s been your wildest experience doing drugs, at or before Harvard? “Got really high and …

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