Deepest Problems in Modern City Life according to Georg Simmel

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Deepest Problems in Modern City Life according to Georg Simmel
This paper looks at the deepest problems in modern city life according to Georg Simmel. There are various problems with modern city life according to Simmel, but two appear to assert themselves above all others: there is the simple fact that we become numb and over-intellectualized when placed in such a world (mostly because things are moving so fast that we cannot afford to get too sentimental or attached to them); and there is the additional fact that people who live in the modern urban society find themselves living very narrow, specialized lives that deprive them of the chance to really grow as human beings. Suffice it to say, each of these items will be expanded upon in...
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..... people who are outsiders persistently feel themselves to be outsiders – though one has to believe that this is even more true for those who are operating in rural communities sequestered far away from the big city.
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