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Interesting bit there. I've noticed before how the movie industry tends to do themes at times. Like Deep Impact and Armageddon...two comet movies in one year. Things tend to appeal to large groups of people at the same time. This phenomenon is not just relegated to movies or ways of thinking but also spreads into less important, but more obvious lines--fashion, interior design, even music is swayed by this global tendency towards following trends.

I thought about this a great deal when I was about 17 years old. Being in a household filled with women, we had a multitude of fashion magazines around. Being a bright kid, I started pondering why fashions became fashions, the fads and the trends. I wasn't thinking about what was the appeal of particuliar items but more the mechanism that worked in the form of mass appeal. Something had to be operating there, gearing us to find certain things attractive and others, not.

I realized that everything has its source, a beginning point. One person does something and it stimulates a positive reaction and emulation. Then, I realized that this isn't just limited to fashion but entire ways of thinking could begin this way as well. Even a catch phrase can spread like wildfire. It showed that we are all intrinsically connected like points on a spider's web. A vibration at one point can and will stimulate the entire web. It can be as minute as one person cutting off another person on the road. This person can become irritable and pass that irritability onto the next person they meet, who then passes it along as well.

It can be as minor as emotions or as visible as fashions or as momentous as in entire ways of thinking. The stronger the impulse, the stronger and wider the response. 9/11 stimulated all sorts of new trends everywhere. Greater spirituality, less eclectic styles, and even home interiors started to turn towards a more "zen" feeling. We are in the midst of a spiritual trend now and perhaps that is one some of you are feeling. It's just the motion of the great web of human life responding to 9/11 and gaining momentum by current events.

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Something I've noticed... 342 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 93 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 83 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 108 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 94 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 94 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 119 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 119 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 110 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 107 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 93 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 106 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 89 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 105 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 90 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 112 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 133 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 115 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 87 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 86 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 127 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 104 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 119 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 140 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 113 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 96 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 119 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 89 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 89 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 86 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 95 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 84 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 108 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 85 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 108 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 93 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 107 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 86 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 108 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 104 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 87 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 97 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 93 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 83 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 85 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 171 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 101 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 175 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 98 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 106 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 110 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 103 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 93 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 117 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 129 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 86 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 126 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 107 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 122 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 96 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 99 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 130 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 88 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 83 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 104 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 114 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 103 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 117 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 96 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 137 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 96 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 98 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 204 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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