RE: playing at suicide

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 07:40:34 GMT

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    >A fashion craze or a fad is a tool for impressing
    your friends and showin=
    >that you belong. It can also be used for other
    things, but my point is t=
    >it is used. Why do people feel like they have to
    have one? If they don'=
    >it lessens their status (at least in their own eyes)
    and means they're "o=
    >rather than "in." In this case, perception is
    reality. National magazin=
    >keep track of what's in and what's out as well as
    who's in and who's out.=
    > =20
    >This creates heavy pressure on some people to
    conform. The meme is a too=
    >for the magazine as well as the people who read it.

    This sounds remarkably similar to the substance of the
    fitness increment hyp I posted earlier.


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