Divorced from our own thought process…
mindlessly following what is fashionable, what is in vogue, what is in….
to be with it….to belong…
to say it first, to show it first….
only to be slightly ahead of others in point of time !
Craving for appreciation from known and unknown…
Judging ourselves in the light of others’ judgments…
Attempting to impress with inanities,
N easily impressed with the banal…..
too eager to laugh at vapid and the tasteless ,
simply to seem to be enjoying with others….
suppressing individuality for the admiration of the contemporary crowd !
Being modern is to apply one’s own mind, or mindlessly follow the herd mentality ??
I quote Bertrand Russel in lighter vein:
“ The belief that fashion alone should dominate opinion has great advantages. It makes thought unnecessary and puts the highest intelligence within the reach of everyone…..”