Re: "Judgment"


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Posted by Emily on February 08, 2005 at 03:36:36:

In Reply to: posted by HSG on February 06, 2005 at 02:08:46:

There comes a certain moment in a person's life when they realize that they don't have to be the passive aborbers of the culture around them, or worst of all its unwilling victims, but can engage that culture head-on.

This ties in to another discovery that is equally important, which is that the world around you doesn't just spring up on its own, but is the result of people pushing it, sometimes gently, sometimes firmly, in the direction they want. This leads to the realization that the "way things are" is not necessarily an inevitable state, but could be just the product of a like-minded group of people giving it a common push. Or to use the example we all talk about here, most people may think that curves are beautiful, but if the few people who don't think so work together as a united front, then they could become the loudest voice, and shape things the way they please---to the dismay of the rest of us.

It leads to a healthy skepticism, and hopefully, to the point where people learn to trust their own insticts over media consensus.

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