It's The End Of The World As We Know It. If I Can't Find Matching Shoes

January 30, 2011
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Everywhere you look there is something considered cool to wear or look like. Magazines are caked full with sayings like “Orange, the new pink?” or “Plaid is the fad”. Everywhere we go fashion takes its toll. Whether it is skinny jeans or tube tops people jump through hoops to meet the fashion criteria.

One thing many don’t see is how affects people. It might be the sad little girl being made fun of because of her ponytails or the depressive teen victim of mockery because of her lack of Abercrombie or Hollister. The self confidence of the ridiculed drops into the negatives. Why? Society feel the overwhelming need to pick at people and chip away at there self esteem until they are miserable. Some might say, “Well we like this ‘stuff’! You have no right to say we shouldn’t have it!” You should have whatever you so desire, but you shouldn’t make others feel bad because they don’t have it. What right do YOU have to peer pressure? None!

Tests show that teens are more anxious and stressed over social rankings than school! Acceptance and fashion are bound so tightly that kids are struggling. Why buy an ugly pair of $80 jeans that look awful? Because they are cool, that’s why.

It’s the age old story about “being yourself” and “they aren’t your friends if they don’t like you for you” thing. Hmmmm… Maybe parents are getting at something! Be yourself. Diving headfirst into petty expectations, like fashion, can make you lose your true self.

No one deserves the torment of peer pressure. You can’t see it but rejection hollows a person. It obliterates self-assurance. Fashion is not enough cause for this suffering and yet it is used. Take a stand against the requirement for designer jeans and be you. Overthrow the hierarchy of the mockers. Who wants to be a cardboard cutout? Most of those “rocking outfits” in magazines are partially Photo-Shopped anyway. People would rather know you than a copy of someone else. Do you seriously want to be the class clone?

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Wanderingspacefish said...
Apr. 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm

This is sooooo very true. Although I consider myself a fashionista, I really do beat to my own drum. The other day at school, 3 grils all wore the same dress-by accident! COME ON XD.

I go down the hallways at my school rocking a fluffy petticoat skirt and Lolita wear one day and feeling super in my limited edition sneakers that only a true sneaker-head would reconize. Thanks for pointing out such a great topic like this! ^_^

Musicequalslife said...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm
I agree! I am literally like 1 of maybe 10 people who have an original style at my school. Every one else all wear the "cool" brands like North Face or Toms or UGGS or Abercrombie or etc..... It honestly makes me sad that no one seems to be able to be themselves anymore... 
AnarchyIsMyFriend replied...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm
P.S.  Love the screen name!
AnarchyIsMyFriend replied...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm
I meant fit in not out!  So scatterbrained
Musicequalslife replied...
Feb. 24, 2011 at 8:08 pm
Haha thanks! and love the uggs=uggly thing haha 
Weepingwllow said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm
This is really good, and I totally agree. I'm giving u 5 stars:)
seriouswritersblock replied...
Feb. 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Thank you!  You are my first commenter!  I am so excited!  Thank you!  Oh, I kinda already said that, didn't I?  :)


AnarchyIsMyFriend replied...
Feb. 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Sorry I spelled commentors wrong...  Typing too fast!


johnjohn123 replied...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 5:53 pm

i`m sorry... but i don`t really agree with you. i know that at lest at my school, its about fashin, but also what you look good in. also if you notice the only pepole that actully follow all the trends are the wannabee`s

but of curse this is just my opinan.  

AnarchyIsMyFriend replied...
Feb. 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm
 I respect your opinion but it is it is not the posers who start it!
AnarchyIsMyFriend replied...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 8:29 am
And btw, think about this!  One you misunderstood the meaning of my paper and your opinion is insane because like I said before, it is not the posers who start it, but rather the "popular" kids.  I am promoting individuality!  Fortune cookie message for you!  Cardboard cut outs get knocked over.
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