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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... 810 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 263 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 247 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 267 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 256 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 253 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 311 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 272 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 286 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 282 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 250 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 265 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 236 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 289 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 250 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 277 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 306 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 261 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 237 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 251 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 286 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 278 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 315 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 314 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 285 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 256 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 276 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 243 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 255 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 240 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 253 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 228 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 248 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 236 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 273 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 244 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 293 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 240 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 257 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 270 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 235 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 245 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 243 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 239 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 246 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 375 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 255 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 379 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 256 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 274 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 299 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 261 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 245 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 260 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 309 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 248 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 274 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 305 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 320 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 249 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 270 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 313 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 237 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 230 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 268 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 273 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 253 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 287 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 254 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 299 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 257 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 252 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 511 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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