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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... 734 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 244 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 227 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 248 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 235 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 233 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 291 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 252 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 266 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 262 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 232 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 246 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 217 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 270 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 230 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 258 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 287 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 242 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 218 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 231 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 266 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 258 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 295 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 292 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 264 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 237 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 256 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 225 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 233 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 222 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 233 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 206 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 229 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 217 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 255 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 224 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 272 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 221 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 238 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 250 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 214 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 225 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 222 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 215 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 223 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 349 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 236 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 352 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 233 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 254 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 279 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 242 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 227 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 241 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 287 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 229 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 256 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 285 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 294 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 228 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 247 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 294 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 218 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 208 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 248 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 253 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 235 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 268 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 235 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 279 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 237 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 232 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 463 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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