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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... 420 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 119 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 109 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 145 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 123 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 119 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 154 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 142 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 148 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 144 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 116 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 130 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 116 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 148 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 117 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 142 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 169 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 142 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 110 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 111 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 156 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 142 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 164 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 171 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 140 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 120 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 143 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 114 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 116 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 110 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 120 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 108 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 133 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 109 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 137 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 121 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 150 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 114 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 136 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 135 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 112 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 121 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 117 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 107 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 109 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 213 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 127 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 223 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 125 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 137 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 143 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 135 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 117 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 141 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 159 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 113 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 151 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 137 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 165 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 121 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 125 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 166 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 112 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 108 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 138 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 128 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 144 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 130 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 171 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 121 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 125 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 257 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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