Tuesday, February 21, 2006


One of the greatest fuckups in this evolving civilization is the belief that "trendiness is good".

Trendy - Of or in accord with the latest fad or fashion..

To jump on the latest bandwagon. To be proud of the fact that I have a 'flavour of the week', which I will denounce next week when it is replaced by something new. If I'm not the one creating the trends, I'm only the one following the trend. Which is pretty much saying "I have very little of my own convictions and will be informed of what I shall like or admire this week".

And that.. is really really pathetic.

And of course, the way to tap into everyone's insecurities is to find new ways that people would be 'untrendy'. Do this or become a social paraiah!!

I saw an article in a magazine a little while ago which was about "what drinks are trendy this year".. what drinks!! Are people such cows that not only do they have to dress the same way when they go to clubs but also have to be told what they should be drinking in order to appear cool?

Who comes up with this crap? And more importantly, who follows this and finds comfort in it?


coriander salamander said...


exclusivity is key to belonging.

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

This is sadly what high school America is all about... you are cool or a fool.
Unfortunately trendiness is there everywhere even with programming languages.

But I am only myself :-)