Lifty - what is it? Meaning, synonyms and interpretation

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Lifty - what is it? Meaning, synonyms and interpretation
Lifty - what is it? Meaning, synonyms and interpretation

Liftiness is our object of study for today. Traditionally, frivolity is considered a bad quality. In society, degree and solidity are valued. True, youth cannot be solid, if young people are sedate, then they are most likely arrogant or boring. Let's see if it's so bad to be frivolous.


Shot from the film "Lucky Gilmore"

Without any dictionaries, you can tell a frivolous person from a serious one. But when it comes to the definition of this or that word, then lightness has no place here, everything must be justified. Therefore, we turn to the explanatory dictionary so that there is no misunderstanding. So, it fixes the following meaning of the word “frivolity”: “Lack of seriousness, thoughtlessness in actions, thoughtless behavior.”

As we can see, the dictionary is also harsh in its assessments, and it stigmatizes this quality. But books get old too, so let's not judge him too harshly.

It has become commonplace to say that culture is rapidly getting younger now. Or ratherwell, it's not fashionable to be old now. Look at our or Western stars. For example, we put a photo of Tom Cruise, who is almost 60. Can you even believe this? And our wonderful Alla Borisovna is filmed in the videos so that it is not clear how old the symbol of the Russian stage really is. It turns out that on the one hand, dictionaries stigmatize frivolity, and this is understandable, but on the other hand, people themselves do not want to part with youth and beauty, and not only because income depends on beauty and he alth. Although the fact that people are in demand in the field of mass culture plays an important role in their excellent physical shape. For many people, the incentive is often not enough to keep themselves in check and not grow old.


The boy lies on the floor

We have already realized that the meaning of frivolity for modern existence is difficult to judge one-sidedly. Let us now ask the tongue what it, the great and mighty one, thinks about this quality. You can find out the opinion of such an abstract and such a specific entity only by relying on the semantic replacements of the object of study, in other words, synonyms:

  • carelessness;
  • mindlessness;
  • carefree;
  • windiness;
  • boyhood;
  • foolishness;
  • frivolity;
  • childishness.

It can be seen that the replacement of the object of study also supports the tradition and characterizes the quality as negative. But why, in this case, are all people drawn to youth to deep gray hair? We will look into this below.

Oh, that seductive frivolity

Listen, this is interesting. The older generation always scolds the younger that the latter lives light, without much thought. But old people and parents were like that too. For all that, frivolity is an eternal object of attacks and even ridicule, but adults, when they grow up, want to return to this thoughtless state so that their thoughts are free from bills, taxes, the needs of children and wives. In other words, as Don Corleone said, “Women and children can be careless, men never,” and this thought, in one form or another, is very oppressive. But do not think that women can afford to relax. They, like men, are entangled in a variety of obligations that cannot be neglected.

What is the danger of frivolity?

Peter Pan and the Tinker Bell Fairy

The reader, we hope, was not fascinated by the way we painted here with such diligence, because this is only one side. The other is that there is a sort of people who are rudely called "infants", but in fact they are something like followers of Peter Pan: they prefer not to grow up. They do not have families, children, and if they do, then all people dependent on them suffer. What is the main sin of such people? This question can be answered easily - hedonism, that is, the desire for constant pleasure.

The reader can probably already answer the question himself: frivolity - what does it mean? But we need to reveal another side of the phenomenon. It's no secret that people acquire bad habits at a fairly early age, and then all their lives.are paying off. And this is also the result of a thoughtless attitude. For example, you can easily recognize such phrases:

  • "One cigarette won't do anything."
  • "One drink never hurt anyone."
  • "How many people quit, and I can."

In the same row it is necessary to mention the famous quote from Brodsky's poem: "Death is what happens to others."

Which side to choose?

Two people with gears in their heads

Human existence is a kaleidoscope. It has a place for everything. You can relax and take it lightly when it comes to some new rumors about neighbors, or political transformations, or that another crisis is imminent. But when it comes to important things: work, family, choosing moral values, confronting a specific evil, one cannot be careless here. It can get expensive later.

Ideally, a person should be a set of modules and options that he can turn on or off at will. Adults and the older generation make a fetish and a flag out of seriousness, because they have nothing left, so they think that this is the fate of everyone. In fact, the best option would be such a development of events: a person understands when it is possible to relax and let go of oneself and the situation, and when carelessness is dangerous. But often people cannot keep a balance, and we rush to extremes. But in fact, frivolity is an option and a module of consciousness, you just need to know exactly when to turn it on and when to turn it off. If athe reader will master such technotronic harmony, he will achieve enlightenment, which is what we wish him.

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