mon 05 mar 2007 02:04:58 raamgracht
geography, fashion, obsolescence
a moment ago, i published this to channels.nl, which might embarrass me later cuz of its uhm, emphaticness...
i've been living in the netherlands for four years and i do not know what "dutch people" wear. there are lots of dutch people, and it seems to me they all dress all kinds of different ways, some more opvallend than others.
we're not seriously groping (in this day and age) for a description of how a population dresses, are we?
everybody from everywhere, today, lives everywhere, all the time.
geography is obsolete.
in general i mean. except for those who live under one taliban or the other. but we should just freakin get over it. geography is over, and it's still over just as it was over 20 years ago. it's over.
thought is not like fashion. don't think something today because it doesn't matter if you will be wrong 20 years from now. of course you may well be wrong 20 years from now (i sure was) , but believe me, it *is* worth the investment today to think hard enough about it now, that you *won't* be wrong 20 years from now.
i guess what i'm saying is, we are conscious for a reason.
(did i mention that fashion is also obsolete?)
s g collins