Every human being on this world does one thing all the time and that is trying to fit in. Society is important part of our lives. Nobody wants to be the odd one, the lonely one. I don’t know whether people are so similar or big companies took advantage of that, but there’s a thing called trends that somehow connects people from all around the world.
Some people are obsessed with them and spend most of their time looking for new ones. How to be more popular ? How to fit in even more ? Answer : trends. There are people who made them up, sometimes without knowing it. And there are people who couldn’t care less.
However, everybody follows them in a way eventually. No matter how much you hate it, there are everywhere. Shops sell the same stuff and sometimes you have nothing to do but to buy a trendy item because that’s all they’ve got. Sometimes you don’t even know you bought it, because EVERYTHING is trendy. And you start being the sheep as everybody else subconsciously.
If everybody wears the same shirt that must be good. And if everybody wears it, I’ll buy myself one as well because if I’d had the same one people will accept me, right ? I do agree that trends connect people in a way but there is one thing about them I don’t understand.
Firstly, people are willing to pay enormous amounts of money for a normal shirt, that’s not even pretty but just has the name of the brand on. Okay, do that. Wear whatever you want. Spend how much you want. But what’s the point ?
I’ve seen girls wearing the same shirt everywhere I went. Are you really willing to pay that much for a clothing item that everybody will be wearing ? I hear girls complain about seeing someone wearing the same outfit as them, but this doesn’t bother them ? And that’s just because it’s from a specific brand ?
Let me not talk about logos. Sometimes they are so small that you barely see them, but people will spend hundreds of dollars for them anyway because it’s cool and trendy. WHY ? I apologize, but I think that’s stupid.
People became so obsessed with what people will think and how to get noticed that they forgot about things more important than that. Why not being creative and sewing something by yourself and showing off with that instead ? That would be better for sure. But who am I to know such things ?
There are trends people made up that are completely insane. But, hey, it’s a trend so you have to try it. Nobody even thinks anymore. Let’s do what everyone does. No, no & no. As life would be boring with all people thinking the same and being the same, life would be boring with everybody dressing the same, etc.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t “copy” something you like. Just make sure that doesn’t change who you are. Besides you don’t need that. Nor do you have to buy “at least socks which don’t cost that much, but you feel great because they’re from the brand everybody wears”.
And it’s not just about clothes. There are things that became popular by accident, completely random. Because of enough shares or because somebody famous shared it. Come on what the hell were those girls thinking doing the Kylie Jenner lip challenge ? Even if it did work it wouldn’t last and they would look unnatural. Besides they were willing to do something harmful to themselves because of internet, popularity and I don’t know what else ?
Games. Oh my God. There are some that people would never even find or look at but hey, magically everybody plays them so we know what that means. One example is Pokemon Go. Very entertaining and fun to play people say. Okay, why not maybe it is. But I’ve heard a radio notice warning the tourists not to play it in mountains and God knows where because there were actually injuries because of that !
Or dabbing. What on Earth even is that and where did it came from ? Okay, it’s funny for a while but now it’s just stupid and annoying. At least that’s my opinion. I should probably stop naming them to not offend anyone.
Before you start hating me I have to say that trends can be a good thing too. People around the world get connected somehow. You are able to get new friends and do things you never would otherwise.
Again, I’m not against things you do. Do whatever you want. Wear whatever you want. I just find it stupid to spend so much time and money on something that by my opinion is not worth it.
Look, I wear trendy stuff too. Because I like some of it. I’m not saying you shouldn’t. Just don’t do it because you think you need to. Don’t buy something you don’t like just to fit in. And I like some trends, no matter how stupid they are. Some make me smile or make me think. I don’t usually hate them. I have nothing against them. They just usually become annoying after a while because people don’t seem to forget. It’s like a joke. Funny for the first few times, but then just annoying.
What’s your opinion about that ? Share in the comments !
*As you can see items on pictures are all fake. This was made by two of my friends who gave it as a gift to me. They’ve probably spend less than 20€ for everything and wrote the logos by themselves. I don’t think faking products is good but it’s a nice joke and I though it would go well with the content of this post. I hope I didn’t offend anyone. The brands on the pictures are some of the greatest ones and I respect that. I support their work and I think it’s amazing for someone to come that far. So, honestly hatts off.That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t wear that. I can’t afford it, but the fact how some people are acting about it disturbs me. Sorry, but the price of the clothes you wear doesn’t make you any better from those who don’t.Once again it is a unharmful JOKE.