I’d venture to say most people at the postmodern wave of development don’t think of themselves as postmodernists at all. It’s a point of view acquired by osmosis, usually through attending a university. It happened to me. I went from being a straight-edge TV watching Catholic suburban white boy with the accompanying moderate racism and homophobia to a vegetarian atheist marijuana smoking non TV owning university theatre student with gay friends, passionately believing all corporations are bad and all subtitled films are good. No one imposed these new values on me. I breathed them in from my environment and morphed into a new person in a few short years. It’s a natural and predictable progression. I’d gone through the earlier stages: Magic, as a kid (believing I could affect the laws of physics by wanting to), then Mythic-Membership (believing God could bend the laws of physics on my behalf, and that my group would go to heaven, all others be damned), then Rational (doing very well in high school math)(though still clinging to literal interpretations of various Bible stories)(different stages can coexist in a person), and finally made it to Pluralist/Postmodernist (celebrating the micro over the macro).
via Stuff Postmodernists Like (reviewing the website Stuff White People Like)