Lipovetski says our society is making us eternally disappointed — frustrated by design. And i say: obviously, you can say that, you can make a beautiful case for it, and you can lay blame on all the fashionable scapegoats — Capital, the Market, greed, and so forth. But.
But maybe we are the ones constantly engaged in frustration and self-frustration. Maybe that’s just the way we are, and the “evil structures of the post-modern world” just make us better at it.
And even if we’re not… Finding “blame” — no matter where you go looking — is just a cheap solution.