I noticed where Goshisdead in this post (http://able2know.org/topic/159548-1#post-4305136
) used the term granola to describe a particular school of thought. Most anybody knows the way the term is used there or can figure out the meaning. Anyway, it got me thinking. People have a tendency to classify themselves and others into groups, it’s well known. But these groups, of course, represent absolutes, ideals, or what have you. It’s like saying you’re either black or white.
However, most people fall somewhere in between and may have all kinds of bits and pieces of many groups included in their self image/philosophy/persona. Granted, there are a few people who choose a group to associate themselves with and dogmatically apply the group’s platform to themselves. They are, of course, insane and have no redeeming qualities, so let’s not talk about them, but instead focus our attention on the “in-between” or “normal” people.
Specifically, I’m curious about the area where the granola people and the hillbillies meet. They have commonalities. They both like to live off the land, play musical instruments, and wear straw hats. However, hillbillies are ignorant, while granola people are smart. Hillbillies drink home-brewed corn liquor, while the granola people drink home-brewed wine.
I need help defining this in-between group, so I can dogmatically associate myself with it.
NOTE: Please feel free to insert other words like tree hugger, environmentalist, bumkin, or hick if you feel the need.