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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... 478 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 147 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 126 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 162 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 148 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 190 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 169 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 177 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 169 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 145 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 158 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 132 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 173 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 143 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 166 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 203 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 166 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 138 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 182 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 169 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 200 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 200 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 172 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 146 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 171 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 138 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 145 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 137 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 146 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 124 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 146 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 135 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 168 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 135 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 177 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 139 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 152 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 162 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 138 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 148 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 142 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 134 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 137 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 239 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 154 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 251 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 150 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 165 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 176 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 160 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 144 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 156 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 181 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 143 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 175 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 172 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 191 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 136 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 157 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 199 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 138 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 124 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 163 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 169 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 155 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 176 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 158 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 187 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 148 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 153 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 291 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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