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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... 759 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 251 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 235 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 254 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 243 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 241 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 298 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 260 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 274 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 269 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 237 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 252 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 223 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 277 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 239 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 264 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 294 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 248 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 225 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 240 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 273 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 264 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 303 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 300 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 272 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 244 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 262 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 232 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 242 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 228 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 240 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 215 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 235 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 223 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 261 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 231 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 281 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 227 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 243 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 257 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 220 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 233 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 230 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 227 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 231 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 359 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 242 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 363 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 241 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 262 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 285 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 248 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 232 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 247 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 296 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 235 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 261 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 293 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 303 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 237 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 255 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 300 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 224 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 216 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 254 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 260 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 241 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 275 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 242 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 287 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 244 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 239 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 477 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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