As for the Counterculture book, it was an enjoyable read for me because of the links to social work, as well as the links to the aspects of society that I enjoy. I have always been attracted to the fringes, for better or for worse. I make a point to attend movies that are not the blockbusters and read books that aren't exactly displayed on the bestseller rack, though my current choice defies that. I am making an attempt to attend more cultural events and trying to expand my being a little bit.
However, in saying all this, there remains something to be said about the mainstream culture. Sometimes I need to just turn my brain off and enjoy. And other times, the mainstream can be remarkably stimulating. I just can't think of an example right now.
Well, speaking of books, I am off to read the beginning chapters of my Family Therapy book. Wish me luck with that!