Monday, June 13, 2011

Message To Youth: Being A Misfit Is Always A Good Thing

I'm put off by beer commercials where the subtle message is that it's unmanly to be different. This goes beyond beer commercials really, because it's a general trend in America. If your a misfit, the thinking goes, your supposed to be ostracized as a mental case. I know I'm telling you something you already may know. But, I think lots of people need to be reminded of the fact that people who choose to be different are always the ones who create the really meaningful things in life. Young people especially need to hear this message because of the overwhelming peer pressure they experience when they find out they may not be the same as their contemporaries wish them to be.

Style arbiter Glenn O'Brien (great last name) talks about how men's fashion is effected by this peer pressure to conform.

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