Archive for September, 2009

You are what you wear

September 30, 2009

We have all heard the saying “you are what you eat” but who are we kidding? The truth is that we are what we wear. We choose what we wear to express our personality, or to try to be someone we are not. When we choose our clothing because it’s comfortable, practical, or just something we like not based on anyone else’s opinion, we are expressing our personality. When we pick clothes because they are the most expensive, or have that little name or logo on them, or Seventeen magazine told us they were “cool” we are fooling no one but ourselves. Of course we can’t stop this because it is so mainstream, but honestly I don’t think we should stop it because it gives us the perfect opportunity to make first impressions. We automatically make an opinion of someone just by seeing how they are dressed. It is this concept that leads me to believe that we are, in fact, what we wear.

Advertisements

Clothes as an identity

September 30, 2009

Clothes are not just used to cover the body, they also determine of what you think about yourself and also what you want to tell others  about yourself . There are so many cultures and each culture has a unique  style of clothing. For example, if we see a women wearing a saree  (that is a big piece of cloth which a women drape around herself), we can clearly make out that she’s an Indian or when we a man wearing a red color gown, we instantly can guess that he’s a monk. The way people accessories themself, like permanent tattoos, body piercing,  tongue piercing etc, is a way to tell people arount them. if we look  from sociological point of view, peoples attitude is depicted with what they wear. When a person wants to be a part of a rock band, he’ll probably will dress up like a pop star. Similarly clothes symbolises a person’s attitude and to which society he belongs.

Idea of Clothing

September 30, 2009

I believe that clothes play a large part in the way that people will judge someone.  There are so many different styles of clothing now days, that one can really express who they are.  Clothing separates young from old, boy from girl, conservative from showy, and rich from poor.  Clothing puts someone into certain groups or status’.  For example, the jock, the skater, the goth, and the nerd.  I feel that there is always a type of clothing these different groups of people wear.  And I think it will be like this for a long time.

Classification Through What You Wear

September 30, 2009

A person’s cloths is as much a status symbol or classification tool as it is used in its basic use of warmth. There are millions of different brands out available that separate each person in to their own little category. A rich business man will wear an Armani or other expensive name brand suit while a less well off will wear an off brand. This goes the same for every catagory including skater, fighter, prep, goth, ect . . . cloths are just a method of fitting into a category or a look. Any more in America the matter of having clothing to wear is no longer an issue so it now moves to what is stylish and where do i fit in.

Madonna

September 30, 2009

I think Madonna has some serious issues to work out. watching the contraversy and oddness of her music videos, it is hard for me to imagine what goes on inside her head. im not really up to date on the latest gossip and what not with her but if i could guess it’s relating to the conflicts between her heart, her head, and her counsler.

Media Post

September 30, 2009

I have been getting more and more annoyed with the media nowadays that I hardly watch the news anymore except to see how my favorite sports teams are doing. I only really read the paper now because I am utterly disgusted with the decline of honesty in the television news. Advertisers have completely transformed the way media report news now. Any kind of publicity or news that will benefit the sponsors is what is reported. Not only that but propaganda has become more blatantly obvious. For instance, the clips we watched in class were so full of propaganda I did not believe a word of it. Yes, I would like to believe that every Iraqi American was happy to have Sadaam overthrown, but I have a hard time believing that every single Iraqi was thrilled. There are other very blatant instances of propaganda that are constantly out there. For instance, the news stations that cater to one political party or the other. It seems that the only thing they talk about is how wrong the other side is and how right their side is. I can not stand propaganda. It creates a brainwashed people, but even worse it creates cynics such as myself. I do not wish to be cynical and overly skeptic, but I have a hard time believing that everything is either all good or all bad. Life has too much gray area for subjects to be clear cut black and white.

Gattaca

September 27, 2009

There was a quote in the movie that stuck to me, I don’t remember it word for word, but Vincent said something along the lines of how he wasn’t so certain as to how close he was to his goal until he was right beside it. I like this quote because it’s so true. It works with almost all of my goals, like college. I got accepted and everything, but then it seemed like only a couple weeks later when I was on the road… 

Anyways, for a topic actually related to the movie, I thought that the whole idea of genetical perfection is indeed possible, but not at all likely to happen. In my mind, if it were to happen, it would change the definition of humanity. There was another quote by Vincent, I think, where he said “there is no gene for fate”. This is true, as it is for many other things like luck, love, etc. It would also get very political and controversial, obviously, just like that of stem cell research. I could see it maybe happening to treat those with disabilities, but not to create a perfect child. It would cause a ruckus.

The Life of a Gattacan

September 26, 2009

I think that the movie “Gattaca” creates its own sort of society, in which, the near perfect are employed, and the rest of the population is left to fight for survival. However, while candidates might not be mentally qualified for positions, it seems that only physical attributes matter throughout the process.

The thought of having to prick my finger every time I entered a workplace is frightening. If the United States ever adopted such a policy, I would be more than ready to move out of the country. This security measure shows a blatant lack of trust in our our military and police force and exemplifies an extreme fear of terrorism/intrusion. While security keycards can be technologically troublesome at times, they are more than adequate for workplaces of today.

I think that we live in the greatest country of all time. Our imperfections help to make America exciting, humorous, and fun. Perfection is unnecessary. Our best efforts, however, are always appreciated 🙂

Gattaca

September 25, 2009

Unfortunately this movie is not beyond possible reality. We would all like to say and think that we as humans would never be able to do this because we see the value in being natural and just who we are, but the truth of the matter is that we are a progressive species; we do whatever we can to feel as if we are becoming better, closer and closer to perfect whether we would actually get there or not.  There are definitely people rich enough that are more worried about having the best child possible to carry on what they have made than being “natural.”  Through time, as the process gets a little cheaper and more people see the huge advance in humanity through the technology, it would take over. As much as we want to say we would stick to our morals, i unfortunately feel like we push to be best so much that if this really was available, after time it would take off.

Gattaca

September 25, 2009

The movie Gattaca shows us all that maybe technology isn’t all good. The technology they use to form these “perfect” people ends up making everyone the same. That is the beauty of the human life. We are not formed in the way we want. We are not robots. You can make robots in the way you want. The idea that you can only do certain things if you are born into a perfect body is completely disproved. He is so called unable to do the things the perfect people can do just as well if not better. It shows us that no matter how you are born, if you want to do something that bad, then nothing can stop you.