Yes, two people are never alike. Yet, despite our individuality we constantly become slaves to whatever is trending. So even though we are different, we crave to dress like models, use inappropriate, irrelevant words from MTV or listen to pop or rock and roll music even if you don’t know what it really means to you. A lot of times I suspect that our thoughts are similar too.
In the midst of such mental slavery, a bright individual would normally stand out amongst the crowd! Others see him, admire him and then join him. It becomes fashionable to be like him.His individuality has given birth to another fashion. It is some two hundred years since Wilberforce campaigned against slavery, and yet we in our enlightened age have allowed ourselves to become once again in thrall Models send negative ideas to individuals and therefore this affects their dressing style. Enter a girl’s wardrobe in a metropolitan city and one can find a sea of designs, hairstyles, trousers, pajamas and of course a great collection of cosmetics. One can easily find girl’s in bob cut, boy’s cut, nest cut, wave cuts, roll cuts and others yet to be named.
There is no settled fashion. Also one can see tight dressing among girls and boys. Then there are loose suits too which cover slim, beautiful or ugly limbs-only God knows. These trends originate from the glamour of modeling and one easily becomes a prey. Moreover, we rarely think about the negative effects of television programs. An average individual spends approximately four and an half hours watching TV.
Most of the programs contain explicit or vulgar contents on MTV. Programs such as Teen Mom, Roadies, 16 and pregnant do not convey a good message to the younger audience.Young children follow whatever they see. They take it as the reality. This may cause trauma to a young consciousness and in combination with the violence may produce an unbalanced and unhealthy conduct. Hence we encounter this phenomenon, children instead of playing leap-and-frog on the open air pretend to be “gangsters” and move around causing harm to one other. This has a destructive personality on the image of the child. Before the emergence of “rock and roll ” in the fifties, it was fashionable to listen to melodious music and to dance the rumba and the fox-trot.
It was the ‘in’ thing then.However, such a fashion could not last forever; Elvis Presley and other rocker burst into the scene and caused uproar. Youngsters started wearing drain- pipe trousers and slicked-back hair. Leather jackets and steel-studded shoes became the vogue. Every young boy wanted to be an Elvis. The sale of guitars reached a rocketing record.
The slavery of the rumba bred young rebels. In turn these young rebels, who, in the process of trying to be individuals, became slaves to rock and roll. However, artists that have left a drug-taking culture have carried on into the eighties. In fact- drug taking is one of the most scourges of the present world.
It is still fashionable to take drugs, thanks to the artists. But little do they know its devastating effects. Their fans follow whatever their idols do. Anybody who has become addicted to take drugs is doomed to a life in hell. Unless he can get rid of his addiction there is not much hope for him.
For the society as a whole, unless taking drugs goes out of fashion, addicts will abound and the associated problems will persist. Next time you take a trip to town, reflect on the clothes you are wearing, the food you are going to eat, and the things you are going to buy and the thoughts you are things about.