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throwbacks

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is anyone else worried about the superfluous use of throwbacks and retro fashion?  maybe you’re not, maybe you like them.  or maybe you’re wondering why an asian-american grad student is worried about throwbacks.  probably the latter more than the former.

let me explain.  what i’m worried about over the constant use of retro this and old school that is that we’re losing OUR originality of the present time.  what are people going to study about us in history when our grandkids are in school?  in the early 21st century, there was no original art, music, fashion because they just went back to old 70’s and 80’s stuff.  is the only thing they’re going to read about us that we didn’t have our own style?

that’s why i’m worried about throwbacks.  sure, they look cool and familiar to those who lived in those days, but are we losing our creativity?  are we losing our identity as a generation by falling back on what was popular a couple decades ago?  people might as well not study our generation in future history books cause there was nothing original about us except the fact that we were biters of styles before our time.

and i must admit, this is not one of my primary concerns.  i mean, i’m more worried about nuclear war, the rising cost of gas, the economy, what i ate for breakfast, etc… but it’s still a concern i have for my generation.

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Written by enoch

October 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Posted in social observation

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  1. very true.. good point made.

    heej

    October 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

  2. Agreed! Maybe we’ve advanced as a society so quickly that we are forced to use throwbacks and let creativity trickle in. I’m sure people before the 1900s didn’t use throwbacks neearly as much as we see now or see new designs as often. So maybe.. we should slooow down.

    davidskang

    October 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm

  3. delicious

    X

    October 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm


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