Z is for Zeitgeist

I never thought I would finish.  But I did.  Or will once this piece is put to bed.  Fun with a capital F.  I want to elaborate but will leave the remainder for my reflections post.

I had an idea what zeitgeist meant.  I thought of the Roaring 20s: flappers, bootleggers and overall debauchery.  I incorrectly assumed zeitgeist meant to have a zest for life.

See what you get with you ASS u ME?

As I was researching, I read where someone commented that zeitgeist was one of the most misused words by people trying to look smarter than they really were.  And I had to laugh at the connection y’all.  Truly I did.  Do I resemble that remark?  Why yes, yes I do.

Per Merriam Webster:

zeitgeist is a nounoften capitalized  

zeit·geist  \ ˈtsīt-ˌgīst , ˈzīt- \

Definition of zeitgeistthe general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era.

Origin mid 19th century: from German Zeitgeist, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geist ‘spirit.’

That means not only did the Roaring 20s have its’ own zeitgeist, so did the 70s Flower Power.  That means zeitgeist is happening right this very moment.  Fascinating!

And that’s all she wrote folks.  Too tired to continue on yet grateful for the experience all the same.  As always, more to come.

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12 thoughts on “Z is for Zeitgeist

  1. Well done on completing this ridiculous challenge I really had no idea how taxing on my brain that would be. I felt like an empty husk yesterday, probably something to do with the weekend! I think all of us deserve a pat on the back.
    Keep on keeping on.

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    1. Thanks! Well done to you too and definite collective pats in the backs. I still have several to read. Talk about intense. Not enough time to write and read. Next year I may just be a viewer.

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  2. I recently learned about zeitgeist as well! I was listening to an interview by John Lithgow who was discussing one of his older movies, and how many of the jokes just make us cringe now, but how it was a different zeitgeist at the time and it felt like such an epiphany! Hopefully our culture is moving forward, changing in good ways–I have my doubts on that one, but in this instance it certainly seemed like we have some hope! It has been great reading your posts this month! Best of luck to you. Melanie’s Stories

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    1. Thank you Melanie. I’ve enjoyed reading yours too. I’ve increased my brain power with all the goodness. A to Z overall has been an outstanding experience. Well wishes headed your way.

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