Copycats: Where’d our individuality go?

My brother came home from school yesterday, with a really cool tale.

His teacher, Mr Bluewood, shall we call him, was trying to quiet his hyper sixth graders when he said exasperatedly,

“When I was a kid… nobody was loud, we were all the same volume. Gosh, and we didn’t have any of those kids who couldn’t be quiet………  JOSH I’m talk’n about YOU!” (snickers from the class) Mr. Bluewood goes on, ” and kids didn’t copy each other.”

From somewhere that “helpful” kid popped in,

“Jake copies everything Devin wears!!!”

The whole class then notices these two are wearing the same Neff shirt. Mr. BLuewod folded his arms and demanded,

“Raise your hand if you wear Neff shirts”

My brother raised his hand, and looked around. About 13 other boys raised their hands proudly.

The teacher continues, “Then you boys are bums that copy each other, playing follow the leader….


It’s hilarious AND true!!!!

And these boys and their baby brands are just an example! We see throughout all of fashion, where people thrive off the brands. These people give in to the celebs, and play copycat off the runway.

Why does the fashion industry hold so much power over the civilized world? Why do people obsess over pricey cloth?

Please don’t derive that I’m scorning fashion. I love glitter and glitz man! I love looking cute! As a matter-a-fact, as I’m typing this my mom is watching Lisa Darrow’s “Top Model to Real Model”

Leah Darrow made it on to America’s Next Top Model, and after being cut, had a major conversion to God.

She says,

“A true fashionista uses fashion to make a statement, not her body!”

Fashion is a good thing! A beautiful tool even! To cover our bodies modestly and to give you that extra boost of confidence.

I even have a weak spot! I mean, Look at my theme!!!

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But I don’t OBSESS over toms, or make them my life’s worth. I wear them as an accessory that I especially love! I know plenty of unique people who wear Toms!

But what happens when we fall into line, and “Sniff butts”, when we kill our uniqueness voluntarily. We start to covet, and look at clothing as a way to represent what we’re worth in dollar bills.

So please. Be an individual and make me happy. If it’s something you love, don’t be afraid to wear something nobody else would wear. Embrace your individuality!

So take a self inventory. Are you a copycat or a perfectly happy individual? A perfectly happy individual, I salute you. Then I’ll pray for you copycats. And for everybody else in the middle, all I ask is that you don’t fall into line…

Because sniffing butts is gross guys.



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