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What is so posh about being unfashionable?

Posted by Dheeraj Kattula on January 12, 2011

Being fashionable is about being influenced by the current popular trend or style. On the converse being unfashionable is not being influenced by a trend. The most fashionable ones are the people who set that trend. Isn’t it? They had dared to be different from the existing scheme of things and charted the path of their liking. Look at the unfashionable person. The unfashionable person dares to be different by being stuck to what he likes. He might be frozen in fashion of a bygone era or he might be failed trendsetter whose style did not take off.

It is not considered cool to dare to be different as you like. It is considered cool to follow the trend-setters early on before your other friends. For if something becomes very common it is no more a fashion. One has to hurry to live in that fashionable period for the longest. If you join late, then it is already time for the next fashion.

What does the current new world with its emphasis on choice promise us? – Freedom to choose. Unfortunately with its tools of advertising we choose what they choose for us. They choose what is new. If I were to choose what I like I become unfashionable. I think it is cool to be unfashionable if you still think and choose for yourself.  Are you with the tide or do you dare to be yourself?



2 Responses to “What is so posh about being unfashionable?”

  1. Hi Dhiraj, good to see you have your priorities right and the blog has not seen too much of action since marriage! All the best as you begin the course in CMC as well. And just to say, I was planning to repost this for a long time and only now did it. Hope it’s ok and thanks!! God Bless you and your wife and make you a blessing. With love

    • Dheeraj Kattula said

      Thanks for your wishes Arpit.Thank you for reposting and linking this in your blog.I am very encouraged.Life as a PG is quite hectic in CMC.I pray that I have my priorities right.I would learn Psychiatry all my life but first few months of marriage are never going to come back.
      By the way your style does take off 🙂

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