Yesterday’s post on The Badoo was, well, a bit of a dud. I’m not sure why it didn’t resonate – maybe it came across as a bit boasty? Maybe people were appalled at the sight of an entire Badoo with her pants down? Maybe potty training just ain’t all that interesting?
Whatever the reason… crickets.
It got me thinking how fascinating it is that we move en masse towards some things and away from others. It’s the reason why fads are created, why celebrities come and go and why last season’s ‘must have’ item is suddenly 50c at your local Vinnies. It’s compelling that something grabs us all one minute and not the next but it’s even more compelling that it seems to happen to a vast majority of us at exactly the same time.
Our society is made up of millions of unique, creative, clever and discerning people and yet… we all do much the same thing at much the same time and we like much the same thing at about the same time too. As much as I like to think of myself as an ‘individual’ who is defiantly ‘not on trend’, I’ve come to realise that my own pattern of likes and dislikes pretty much follows the masses… with an edge (I tell myself. I please just let me have an edge!).
PS – I’m doing my first ever guest postie for Belinda over at Cupcakes, Frocks and Pink… head on over to have a chat about being a grown up.
[Image by Sarah Reed]