“I just became obsessed with turtles. I put them in a bathtub in the living room. They’re real docile. They don’t move they don’t show emotion. They’re so inanimate, ya know? They’re just the stupidest idea of a pet. They’re the complete opposite of dogs. I can’t stand dogs for some reason. I like cats and animals that require attention. They have this fuck you attitude. I’m stuck in this tank, I’m miserable and I hate you. Those shells aren’t real helpful. They’re sensitive. If they fall on their back it will split it open and they will die.” Kurt Cobain - ! Backstage at Saab (http://media.tumblr.com/c2f72f0e310c85b6a6e2995bb42081ad/tumblr_inline_mhhh8rfHzU1qz4rgp.jpg)
An excerpt from a recent guest blog post for whypoll -
We have an innate and almost biological need to be social, form bonds, and communities. Wearing something is a simple way to indicate who you are and who you want to meet.
For most, not all, dressing the part is to convey that you’ve shared the same experiences or have similar backgrounds, share similar values and thus ‘know the rules’. The same rules. Thus, you belong, you fit in.
..But it wasn’t okay. I was sure the above anecdote was not just exclusive to me. Why couldn’t I wear my cropped bandeau top with high-waisted jeans in semi-intoxicated peace? If I had worn a sari, I would have shown much more skin. Are we Indians more enthnocentric than we recognize? Should we be more accepting? Is our cultural conservatism and the entrenchment of religiosity restraining our self-defined ‘modern’ outlooks and understandings? Is this necessarily a bad ‘thing’?…
As a person I believe I am composed of my values and interests. As they evolve, so do I. more at…http://wearabout.wordpress.com/