We can make the argument that contemporary institutions and networks in fashion, economics and various other cultural products, have and will continue to use, the ideal of McDonalidization in order to mass produce an overly consumed persona. This is why we desire so much, and how conspicuous consumption comes full circle. Through this process, teens are socialized to subsist within the interconnected world of media and fashion in order to remain in the ‘cool’ group and be considered fashionable. So, while I will have lamentors remorse for a couple more hours and continue this walk of shame down the fashion runway, the new methods of how to be and sustain a green/compact livelihood will consume my mind tomorrow. Tomorrow begins the new endeavor; Fashionable or not…such a subjective perspective really is moot.
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