'Pop Culture' or Popular culture' seemed to provide an answer in that our lifestyles dominate the idea of where we belong. People can belong to the same part of the world, in fact even be neighbors yet, have completely different ways of thinking and more importantly, they do not identify with the lifestyle that each of them is following. What were to happen if nationalities did not exist and people grouped themselves based on their manner of living and common preferences?
We're all part of a bigger culture that unites us on the basis of our current lifestyle. Everything today is fast. Not a single person today can exclude himself/herself from pop culture as society today is highly consumerist in nature. We have reached a point where we feel the need to relate to people and communicate yet, our busy lives have reduced us to meaningless creatures that seek to gain cultural attributes from the materialistic consumerist society today. What probably connects two people today, is a starbuck's cup of coffee or burger king.
Is it necessarily a good thing? Which attribute would be dominant- finding relationships through materialist culture or just the feeling of belonging to a larger, universal culture?