Monday, May 24, 2010

The Lost Finale and Social Capital

USA Today's review of the Lost Finale sums up its theme this way:

"It wanted to tell us something about ourselves: Individual improvement and redemption are vital, yet not enough. We are not in this alone."

Time Magazine's review says: "Lost is a story about community, connections and interdependence. You live together, it told us, or you die alone. And when you live together--when you share of yourself and make meaning with others--you never die alone..."

Could the idea of the importance of community and relationships, instead of the tale of the rugged hero who goes it alone be a new cultural trend? Broke and Beautiful Losties, discuss.