Jim, Tom, and Richard continue their conversation on the paradigm of success. Jim and Richard discuss the film release of On the Road along with the mentality surrounding the Beat Generation. Will its release and likely popularity impact people similar to the book’s influence in 1958? Tom asks whether one could be balanced and still wander the likes of those within Jack Kerouac’s prose.
Included, just for kicks and perspective, is the concept of the end of civilization (petroleum economy) and how much materialistic success affects this. There is some disagreement. Which path does one go down (or up)?