Moving up the development spiral from purple (see my purple post a few days back) – which is the tribal and family oriented stage of life, we can see the need to break away and be independent (and often very narcissistic in our breaking away). In societies this was reflected in movements from tribes to fuedal kingdoms – in human development it’s the rebellion of teenage years. The Red Stage.
In arrested development it’s those people who remain so grandiose and self absorbed that unless they are a family member or boss – we rarely have anything to do with them. They never move into the next stage of development – and let’s face it, there are things you can get away with as a teenager that you can’t get away with any other time in life. And it’s inevitable like any “developmental theory” that we hopefully move up the spiral and through the stages (both individually and collectively).
Anyway this video has both the worst and BEST of the Red stage. This is so unlike the purple stage where the tribe or family means more than the individual – no wonder it’s so hard to let our teenagers go; it’s the reason we worry and want to keep them close to the tribe – but it’s also the reason we know we gotta let em go! I love this video and it’s no wonder Bono picked her to cover one of his songs. She actually lived this . . .
OK it won’t let me embed the video so here’s the link to YouTube. GO! It’s worth it: