There are many things today’s culture is robbing us of as adults. The other day I was helping my kids get some new clothes, and I thought back to when I was a kid and how if you weren’t wearing a brand name, you weren’t a cool kid.
Back in the 90s, Guess Jeans, Cross Colors, Dock Martins, and a few others were the brands you had to be wearing…otherwise, fuhgeddaboudit, as they would say in the mafia movies.
Today, kids have so many more choices, and cheap chic is all the rage. I wish I was growing up today instead of back then. As a kid, this is so much easier when it comes to pear pressure and trying to fit in with your group. I think we sometimes forget what it’s like for teenagers and pre-teens in terms of being part of a group and how they need to fit in. I still see lots of kids just wearing Adidas sweat pants and black sneakers, in a group. I don’t know if they plan it that way but that’s how they all go out in public as.
Things Today’s Culture Is Robbing Us Of
That being said, as an adult, I feel like too many people are taking advantage of this and not taking the time to put in the effort that’s needed to make themselves presentable. Sweatpants, flip flops, and ripped clothing are not things that adults should be wearing.
So many women wear Yoga pants as their daily attire. I get it; it’s comfortable. And let’s be honest, on some women, they look fantastic, but they are yoga pants. Your presentation should be a source of pride. It’s how you non-verbally communicate to the world about who you are and how you value yourself.
Yes – clothes are just that, clothes, but they communicate so much more in terms of our evolutionary psychology. There is nothing shallow about wanting to look good.
So let’s not rob ourselves of wearing nice clothes, smelling nice, and taking pride in our appearance.