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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... 452 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 127 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 118 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 155 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 130 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 129 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 171 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 150 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 158 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 152 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 127 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 139 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 123 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 155 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 125 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 149 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 183 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 149 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 118 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 119 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 163 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 150 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 176 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 179 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 154 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 128 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 151 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 122 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 125 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 119 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 128 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 117 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 139 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 117 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 148 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 128 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 158 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 120 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 144 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 142 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 119 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 131 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 124 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 113 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 116 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 222 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 134 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 232 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 131 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 145 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 153 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 142 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 125 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 148 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 170 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 123 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 158 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 148 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 173 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 129 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 135 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 179 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 121 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 117 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 147 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 149 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 135 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 156 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 140 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 179 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 128 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 133 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 272 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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