Lets have one of these. I'll start
Keep it fashion related
>New Balances are old man shoes and if you wear them you look autistic
>People who wear slim/skinny fit jeans and don't have them tailored should just wear boot cut
>All people who wear Nikes are not fashionable
>Wearing joggers tells the world that you gave up on life
>Vans may be an iconic shoe, but they are cheaply made and look like shit
>The only casual boots that look good are Chelsea boots.
>Boat shoes are for queers
>Flannels are pig disgusting
>Cuffing your pants looks like shit
skinny jeans are gay
fashion is stupidly expensive and you can get the same look using cheaper clothing
rick owens/raf simons is dumb, goofy, and exploitative as fuck
normcore is pretentious and fails at its core
>>New Balances are old man shoes and if you wear them you look autistic
lol you made this thread solely because you got mad people liked this guy's fit
I don't know. I think pants will forever be tight-ish for this generation. Nobody wants to go back to 90s saggy prisoner pants. It adds too much to ones desirable alpha v-shape to be discarded. Look at how much trouble drop crotch pants are having catching on.
Nah, slim pants are almost a decade old now, and you can get skinny jeans at kmart and Walmart. The fashionable (trendsetters) are already rebelling, it just hasn't filtered down to pleb internet forums like this yet
I like simple fits without obnoxious branding.
Similar to pic related
may not be unpopular but if you pay more than $50 for a pair of jeans and they aren't raw you wasted your money. also APC raws suck nigger dicks. they're probably the shittiest made raws out there.
To be fair. You are actually paying for more than the jeans.
You're paying for the cut, quality, and brand. When all those factors are taken into account it is easily justifiable to spend a decent amount of money on jeans
The problem with this board is that people can't say
>I do not like the look of X
and instead feel the need to say
>X looks like shit only an autisitic tendhopping man-babby would wear X
Calm the fuck down its all opinion
I'd prefer that outfit with a colored shoe, but the dress's fit and execution is pretty spot on. Versatile enough for a casual/creative workplace, easily transitions to night, a comfortable and form-flattering bit of tailoring through the waist and bust, can play well as the more subtle half when paired with bolder layers...if I were a rich woman, I honestly don't know why I wouldn't have two or three dresses like this in various materials/weights to wear all year long.
I agree. i'm no stranger to spending lots of money on jeans. I'm doing the PBJ-xx012 contest in the fall, and those jeans are $230. but i challenge you to find non-raw jeans with the construction quality of raw jeans. shit like true religion is horrendously overpriced just because of the brand name. there's nothing unique about them.
pic related: the jeans i'm getting at ~3months of daily wear. you can't tell me those aren't unique. indigo warp and weft, selvedge, very sturdily constructed. easily worth $230.
drop-crotch is secksy and comfortable
cdg converse are decent
Valhalla hoodies look good
flyknit is overrated
geobaskets/ramones look like Shit when combined with other Rick pieces
raff is gross, that's all there is to it
manlets are cute ;)
>you can get the same look using cheaper clothing
have you never looked in a WAYWT? It is very very diffficult to make cheap clothes look good. Until you can post fits that demonstrate the opposite, you are wrong
>New Balances are old man shoes and if you wear them you look autistic
Stop right now!
When I was younger every kid at school wore Nike, but because I had an abnormal shoe size New Balance was the only brand I could find that kind of fit so I wore them. As a result I was teased and ridiculed to the point I hated my life. It got so bad I forced myself to wear Nike but had to stop when my feet started bleeding. I never asked to wear New Balance, it had nothing to do with fashion, it was just the only company that made shoes that I could fit on my feet.
I still wear them as they are one of the few companies that make a shoe that fits as I now wear a size 9.5 EEEEEE with no arch. I can usually find two or three size 16 before I find one that fits my square flat foot. So don't judge people by things like that as you could really be making someone life miserable.
I posted that but I wish I was a girl, the female silhouette seems way more interesting to work with then the males, anyways that reminded me:
> It's fine to like something just because it looks "cool", and to dislike something because you just don't like how it looks
Go back to /b/ summer reddit nigger fag
>hurrr I feel I am a fashion icon becuz I bought some knockoff chelseas and can't even afford the cheapest SLP piece durrrr
>I will tell you the rulez of fashions durrrr
I really wish /fa/ was more into heritage and prep than it is into gothninja and techwear.
Maybe then you guys wouldn't be complaining on not having girlfriends.
That's probably true considering last time I wore jeans was many years ago when I knew nothing about fashion and therefore was probably trying on shit-quality clothes. Thanks, anon. I might actually give jeans a chance now. Although I'm content with dressing prep so idk if I actually will or not.
drop crotch pants are worse than crocs
vans and converse are amazing for the price
short shorts (mid thigh) for men look like shite and are homo as fuck
superdry is a good brand for windbreakers and coats
tapered > skinny in terms of comfort
I like them that way. They hug your thighs and give a bit more space around your lower calf and ankle. If they should fit like spandex, then OP shouldn't have mentioned slim jeans as well.
Except that ignores context and nearly killed me.
As a little kid at my parents friends wedding in Texas during summer heat wave. My parents dress me up in tradition English style suit as many see it as the best in such fashion. Only issues is the tradition English style has its roots in cold weather climate, the wedding is in extremely hot climate. That many layers thick quality black wool is not your friend in 105 degrees with 90% humidity.
I respect the roots of English fashion, but some context which nobody seems to know about is very important. The reason why English fashion was so great was not because it looked good, but because it worked well. But over time the reasoning behind what made English fashion (as with every fashion) was lost as money and social acceptance took over the reason such fashion started in the first place. Remember before we had such a cushy life clothes actually had to serve a real function. Perpetuating old ideas outside of their context is foolish, more so as we could develop even better clothes with the knowledge we have now. I mean pants became popular because they allowed better horse back warfare which change the world, yet in our modern world horse back warfare is not used yet pants are now beyond questioning despite that skirts make more sense in many modern cases. This is why I think fashion is so stupid. I am all for self expression and stuff, but there are times when people need to stop and ask self expression is creating larger problems that are perfectly avoidable.
I think being fit is effay, & not runner fit, muscular fit
My unpopular opinion is that the more effort you try to deviate from the norm in fashion, the worse you'll look. There's a reason that everyone wears pleb fashion - it's one of the best and easiest looks on the market. Most people on this website - skinny, dark wear, too edgy - look worse than the average guy.
And women who get weird fucking dresses for big occasions are retards.
It appears women don't understand the concept of simplicity either.
>you can't learn fashion, you can only learn how to make what you like fashionable
>if you don't know how to sew, you know exactly as much about fashion as a guy who "really likes donnie darko" knows about film
>blue eyes are generally undesirable
>you can't be fashionable if you treat your body like shit
>techwear geeks are putting aesthetics before function, they just don't realize it
>women who are into fashion dress better than men who are into fashion
>israel is a terror state
>blue jeans look like shit 95 percent of the time
>fashion has nothing to do with attraction (or should not)
>"military-inspired" clothing is affectatious and pathetic unless you are in the military
>all-black everything is a mark of laziness, not anything else
just uncategorised pants. I don't know, I have some damir pants that were just "tapered fitted pants" or something in linen that i love, and some zam barrett ones that are soft as fuck moleskine in a j cut
I don't know how to sew but I own a clothing store and am constantly researching new trends, buying from wholesalers, going on buying trips, deal with dressing people every single day, do I still know nothing about fashion? stupid opinion is indeed stupid.
dressing nice (not fedora-core) is okay, but trying to dress up like asap rocky or wearing some fashion killa bullshit like a sleeveless jean jacket with black jeans and black hoodie and cool boots makes you look like a tryhard faggot thats so insecure about his image that he has to wear loud clothing to make up for his self esteem.
new balances are ugly as fuck
if youre fat as fuck it doesnt matter what you wear, youre still fat and ugly
glasses on girls = NO
glasses on guys other than oakleys, ray bans or a simple black/no frame = NO
skinny jeans can be ok if youre skinny
graphic shirts can be ok
plaid is fucking disgusting, especially on shorts
blue doesnt go with yellow at all
nike has good shit if you don't wear the "ALL DAMN DAY NIGGA" bullshit
Ralph Lauren Polo is good, most people who fret about the logo are jelly poorfags
purple(when done correctly) is underrated
tattoos are ok if its not some unoriginal stoner culture bullshit 30$ jose tatoo
dressing like a farmer with fishing shades, camo fucking hat, faded jeans, white shirt is just like nigs dressing ghetto as fuck, only flipped for race
light wash jeans can go good
being tan is VERY important if youre white, tanning beds arent a bad thing around winter
wearing snapbacks ever = NO
old men look fucking hilarious with their huge fucking hats and polos with their floppy man tits and cargo shorts
new balance is disgusting
so is reebok
boat shoes are fine if you dont try to dress up like some skinny dweeb fratstar when youre not in a frat, kill yoself
a haircut can make or break your image. Dont do the fucking greasy bieber mattress bullshit
people DO notice if you wear the same goddamn shorts 444 times a week
okay. im done.
There are some posters on here that think asians, especially the Japanese, are fashionable by sheer virtue of their gook genes.
This is completely erroneous, unless you think tartan shirts and bubble jackets are the height of fashion.
How is it? It's a bizarre, disjointed rant about how this poster's English-style suit was too hot and that we should all wear skirts instead of pants.
The only points the post makes are that clothing is often extravagant rather than utilitarian, which every motherfucker with eyes is capable of recognizing. Moreover I highly doubt the poster practices what he preaches or else he would be walking around in a bland, monochromatic Orwellian jumpsuit.
ACNE and APC are very low quality
Levis 501XX are decent practice fades before you splurge on fucking up some iron hearts and making them look shit
most high end deim (roy, samurai, etc) looks like shit
Edwin is no better than levi,
rick owen's quality is shit. and his cuts only look good on dudes who will look 10X better in clean cut proper menswear.
women can wrap towels around them and put a saftey pin through it and look fashionable, they don't need to spend money on quality.
seriously, womenswear should be low quality crap, but it shouldn't look like low quality crap
if it looks vintage and it is vintage then you're doing it wrong. you should be able to wear and style it and not be able to tell that yohji jacket is from 1994
the idea of local boutiques and startup brands being fashionable is bullshit
fashionable politics, like loving faggot rights no matter what, trying to legalize recreational narcotic usage and whatever tumblr liberal bullshit is the flavor of the week is actually for people who dress like shit, poor and visit mainstream shit like reddit.
only adopt said causes becuase they're bored with life, having nothing exciting for their blogs
5'11" manlet king who wears drop-crotch, valhalla's and dislikes fly's/roshes reporting for duty
i'm an arrogant loner who disagrees with tbe notion that dressing like shit exists, but i'm pretty sure that's what you meant
you own a clothing store but you don't know how to sew? lmfao, do you even realize how ridiculous that is
>researching trends, but not researching history, theory, utility, or artistry
>buying things that other people make for people to buy and convincing yourself that because you do it SELECTIVELY, that means you're an active participant in the process
not only do you know jack shit about fashion, you have deluded yourself into thinking that you do. congratulations, you have successfully commoditized an art form, continue patting yourself on the back for it.
that was the only part that mattered
Do you seriously think people that own clothing stores make the clothes themselves? Jesus Christ man what the hella are you even on about? I know the business side of fashion I know what people want, but I work 7 days a week I don't exactly have time to see hundreds of garments, I was actually considering designing a range but I would outsource the manufacturing.
>Do you seriously think people that own clothing stores make the clothes themselves?
no, and i gave you no reason to think that i do~
>Jesus Christ man what the hella are you even on about?
can you read
>I know the business side of fashion I know what people want
so you know about business
>I work 7 days a week I don't exactly have time to see hundreds of garments
i'm not suggesting that you do
>I was actually considering designing a range but I would outsource the manufacturing
i actually highly encourage this because i think it would foster an appreciation for what i'm getting at, but it takes literally a week tops to learn how to baseline sew, maybe a year to get a really excellent handle on it. and i said sewing, but knowing about different fabric composition, piecing, and construction is also being referred to.
>>People who wear slim/skinny fit jeans and don't have them tailored should just wear boot cut
>>All people who wear Nikes are not fashionable
>>Wearing joggers tells the world that you gave up on life
>>The only casual boots that look good are Chelsea boots.
>>Flannels are pig disgusting
>>Cuffing your pants looks like shit
U hate mi.
most things posted here can only be pulled off by male models in big cities with lots of confidence
if you are walking around in your gothcore whatever shit in bumfuck ohio you look like a retard
Here is someone more detailed discussion on part of it. It is long, but interesting.
You are only half right. Sure many people admit there is a lack of utility in clothing. But that is very different then the deeper understanding I am talking about, and even more to act on it. The lack of basic history is frighting for many things from clothes to chairs and many other things we use but really don't understand. Read the link about if you want a deep dive into the argument against pants.
As for practicing what I talk about, I do it more then most, but admittedly not to the level I would like. For example I invested in a nice high quality Mexican poncho (similar to the one in the pic, only much nicer) because it worked very well for weather I was dealing with in St. Louis, it even was water resistance thanks to the tight stitched quality wool. However nearly every day I was stopped by police for looking "suspicious" and ostracized by people I knew. It came down to my boss giving me a very expensive company jacket with the comment that now I didn't need to wear such trash. So after only three weeks of wearing a Mexican poncho I stopped, not because I wanted to but because there was tremendous outside pressure on fashion choice. It was actually much more comfortable and functional as outerwear then the very expensive company jacket which by many respects is nicer then most jackets. If fashion was really about self expression as so many tell me then utilitarian outfits like the one I had made would be seen as nothing more then my self expression, and thus very fashionable indeed.
Yes, I will... Because slim looks good it's just as simple as that. Just because it's not "in" that doesn't mean it will look bad.
Sure, ACNE Ace Cash looks gay as fuck, but that's skinny.
Baggy clothes are coming back. That's pretty cool in a lot of ways... But even if I start wearing baggy shit, I'll STILL think slim looks good.
It's not an opinion. More a FACT.
GJ guys, you love fashion so much that you want to look like a mid-life crisis office worker. Great job. So autistic that you have to actually put THOUGHT into looking "normal". Pathetic.
this so much
frankly I'm not a fan one bit of black-and-white-with-anime-and-sadboys-influences-core, but I can admit that there are probably some cool people who wear it, and some of them might even look good
whether something "looks good" is not the only valuable consideration. every piece is also loaded with cultural and historical associations, and how you play with those associations is part of what makes a fit good or bad.
it's almost as bad as "look how edgy i am in my all black japanese brands and rick owens" which is autism incarnate.
Basically both aesthetics are terrible and asperger laden and tryhard
HY and that combover is for old people and people from the olden days
chucks are for fags
so are vans
the pink raf sweater is shit
the white/dark blue one isn't that bad actually
floral print is shit
print in general is shit
nike is shit, especially the nike air shoes
normcore was never a thing
goofninjas are idiots
/fa/ is really going to shit but i still prefer it to all the other fashion forums
stylzeitgeist is slow as fck and filled with akward middle aged men, sufu is boring, care tags too, unwoven is dead, style forum is shit etc.
It's not even close to autistic. Rick Owens stuff looks good and has nothing to do with being "edgy". Trunks is a bit spastic with his dresses etc but a lot of Rick is good.
DRKSHDW is a fantastic line full of wearable garments.
So what I'ved summed up from this thread is that the only acceptable style is menswear.
It's like you people took all your 'opinions' straight from mfa.
Slim and skinny makes you look gay. You can easily see that if you compare 90s fashion to today. The oversized-ness of the 90s made everyone look athletic. The slimness of today makes everyone look weak and homo.
There was some point in time in the late 2000s when looking handsome and/or sexy became "out". That's the problem of today's fashion. People don't want to look attractive anymore, they want to look boring and/or sick.
But thankfully, the nadir is over. The nadir was sometime in the very early 2010s at the height of the hipster craze when people wore clothes that looked like shit on everyone. Skinny and slim fits are a remnant of that, and that's why they will go soon.
The only thing that will become a staple from these ugly times is that full beards will stay acceptable mark my words.
It's called tapered and fashion will likely brush through them quickly and go back to straight leg or baggy. I wouldn't buy too many tapered pants or jeans, they will probably be popular for a short time before we go back to normal fits.
What will be more interesting is if jeans will get a higher rise soon. The low rise stuff fucks up your silhouette by giving the image of short legs, and they're also bad for posture.
the fact that these opinions are considered unpopular here goes to show how autistic this board is
Nah, I'm over 30 and have seen trends come and go. You /fa/ggots sound like the guys who thought the bro and emo scenes would last forever 10 years ago.
Objectively, baggy clothing makes you look more massive, therefore more intimidating. When I was young, the tough boys in the 90s wore layered baggy clothes to look broad shouldered. It worked. Watch old movies, people look more muscular, fit and healthy simply because they wore more bulky clothes.
Of course, there's no need to go back to X Files-style oversized coats, but this skinny silhouette shit needs to go. It's only wearable by skinny runts, and it makes them look even more skinny and runty.
You sound very disconnected from fashion and it's trends, and it's probably in your favor to stop posting while you can.
I understand you want trends to return to a period that you personally favor, but that's called bias and has too much sway over your opinions. Not to mention your obsession with manliness and athleticism is erring on the side of possible latent homosexual urges.
>dressing like a faggot
mfw liberal yuppies in my town dress like that
>calls others disconnected and biased
Dunning-Kruger in effect.
Also, what obsession? Look, the point of fashion is to make people look good, sexy, beautiful. Not like bums or anorexic tweens.
Most NBs are ugly
Roshes are ugly as fuck
Black/white Geobaskets? Ugly
I actually like some of the stuff Gareth Pugh releases, and own a couple things
I think you should dress for yourself rather than dressing just to look good, even if you end up looking a bit silly to other people
Please don't project, if anything I advocate the historical perpetuity of slim and tapered silhouettes. It's also funny you deride said trends but use their words like fuccboi, you understand what fuccboi means, right?
Also, you should realize 'good, sexy, beautiful' are entirely subjective, with the closest solidarity of these terms being decided largely by collective trends (trends which currently oppose your ideals). So your idea of good, sexy and beautiful, and the trends that make people look as such, are your own.
For someone your age, being this ignorant is very unbecoming. Like I said, it's in your favor to stop posting now.
Hey buddy, I'm not the one using words like butthurt, summerfag, kid and fuccboi. I'm being a nice guy and assuming you really are 30 and that's that, but to focus so much attention on the other party's age as an argument is something that only younger people do.
In all honesty, you don't sound like you belong here, so why are you even here? I gave you the benefit of the doubt when reading your OP, but more and more I'm inclined to believe you're just very detracted from what you're attempting to talk about.
You're delirious if you think people are still on the skinny jeans monochrome shit. /fa/ hasn't been advocating skinny jeans since 2011 at the latest (please make the proper differentiation between skinny and slim), and you'll find the most popular trend being colors influenced by the easy eyed, almost pastel-ish, colors sourced from the asiatic fashion wave.
So what fucking rock did you crawl out under? It must have been pretty warm because you sure think you're hot shit.
>spends too much time on fa
are you enraged
>blah blah muted colors
there was a thread full of people calling this aesthetic faggy yesterday while everyone was all "herp my black and athletic shoes are euphoria"
and any garment
but the trick is coping clothes that barely fit and tailor them yourself
i saved a lot of money bi doing that and people love my tailored jeans and chinos, even on WAYWT
I've been to a fest this weekend. Guys with any kind of hy/shaved sides looked like shit. Most of them were flamboyant faggots. I saw an old mate wearing an all black drapey ricky style outfit with mayflys and honestly he looked much better when he wore more normal clothes.
The guys that looked their best had all a vibe of not giving much of a fuck. Mid-lenght hair, not overstyled. Shaved or not overcared beards. Not afraid of colours. There was this guy wearing a navajo printed jacket he must have gotten from some thrift store that looked pretty dope.
Jeans and denim almost always look terrible or like shit
Dressing in monochrome is still dressing loudly
Graphic shirts are almost always terrible
GATs and CP's are absurdly overpriced
Color coordination is far more important than brand
Dick Ovens is a genius for convincing idiots to buy his astronomically overpriced shit
Raf, Ann D, Kris Van Aasche, and to an extent Hedi Slimane are all hacks
Chelsea boots are hideous, especially when paired with skinny jeans
Tattoos are marks of compulsive and impulsive people, who are so inept that they spend hundreds to thousands of dollars to tell a story they're too incompetent to speak with their mouth, and upwards of 97% of tattoos look absolutely terrible and thoughtless
Burberry, Barbour, Belstaff, and most British designers are hideously overpriced and overrated
Cuffing your pant legs from the inside instead of out is the superior method of cuffing
Male femininity expressed through clothing is fucking disgusting
Workwear is the superior wear
because it is a fallacy
i could assume you're a jewish transvestite with a penchant for smoking meth up your ass but that wouldn't contribute to the discussion at hand, would it.
the problem is that fallacy is the only thing in your responses. so i'll pray 4 u, poor bby
Never trust a science article that says things like "according to a recent study..." and "scientists say..." Typically, this means don't trust any science reporting from major outlets. A single study proves absolutely nothing, and you can cherry pick as many uncorroborated studies as you want to prove anything.
these are some spectacularly shitty opinions
judging by this thread, this opinion of mine must be unpopular:
if you think "anyone who wears X garment under Y circumstance is an autistic clueless fat fedora-tipping tryhard anime dadcore meme faggot nigger teenager virgin idiot aspie. top kek" then you need to do some serious introspection
everyone on /fa/ thinks the trends they don't like are super common on the board
workwear people think gothninja is 90% of /fa/
gothninja people think basic bitches who have never viewed a runway show are 90% of /fa/
people who like new balance think everyone here is hostile to new balance
people who hate new balance think new balance is taking over the whole board
nobody has any idea what the demographics actually look like
it's because some people realize that the reigning fa aesthetic is old & boring, some people are experiencing trauma from realizing it, some people are fighting change tooth and nail, some people are desperately hunting for the next big thing
spoiler:muted earth tones & more relaxed (not baggy) pants are actual next big thing
A pair of nice jeans (not skinny or tapered), chucks, a white t shirt and shaved head will always be god tier.
You people try way too hard. The males in this thread should just chop their penises off. Caring about styles and trends is a feminine trait.
And you're some great fashion savant, right? You're nobody, cunt, pretending to be somebody.
And fyi, people on this board have been predicting earth tones and straight cuts since 2011. You're just another sore ass dickrider.
That shit is basic and ALWAYS looks good. Have fun throwing out all the clothes you bought next year because your shitty "style" is out of fashion.
Skinny jeans looked like shit in the 80's and guess what? They still do.
hey protip: only manchildren care about the pretense of masculinity
you remind me of my engineering students I took out for drinks after finals. They were too afraid to look girly ordering cocktails so they ordered straight vodka and could only take tiny sips before wincing. There's nothing 'masculine' about trying hard to look masculine. Drop the act, grow up.
>All people who wear Nikes are not fashionable
>Cuffing your pants looks like shit
only most of the time
>Vans may be an iconic shoe, but they are cheaply made and look like shit
As a matter of fact, it's actually ironic to TRY and look masculine, if "caring about styles" is feminine.
That being said, there is a difference between caring about style and following trends, and one is inherently more "masculine," the other "feminine."
Let's not delude ourselves to believing certain traits and characteristics are more feminine/masculine than others. For example, not ordering a drink you like out of fear it will be perceived as "girly" shows insecurity. Being comfortable and confident with your decision shows leadership.
However, agreeing to drink something unfamiliar to you, with your friends doing the same, is a good way to build camaraderie through challenge.
I made a crucial typo in this post here:
>Let's not delude ourselves to believing certain traits and characteristics are more feminine/masculine than others.
>Let's not delude ourselves to believing certain traits and characteristics aren't more feminine/masculine than others.
There are masculine traits, and there are feminine traits. If you disagree you don't know a damn thing and should stab yourself in the side with the longest knife you have, pull it across your abdomen, reach inside, pull out the first internal organ you touch, stuff it in your mouth and slam the side of your head against your desk or wall one time as hard as you can. If you are a guy cut your testicles out of your scrotum individually and if you are a girl post pics of you bent over showing pussy and asshole.
i just wanted to be cool, its fun tho, i wont change my style for a bunch of autist in the internet but some of them know about colours and proportions and no one IRL has the balls or knowledge to say why my fits last ok like shit
>Ralph Lauren Polo is good, most people who fret about the logo are jelly poorfags
kek, everyone in Mexico has at least 3 garments of Pleb Ralph Lauren, even my dad has two or three shirts and the classic parfum for men and we are middle class
How do you get that? I honestly would like to know how you came to that conclusion.
I may only be 26 and still look 15, but I have more experience then most do in their whole life which makes me more like 70. I have travel the world, published a novel, worked as an engineering consultant on satellite development and many other things. My life has been full and rich with happiness. You may think I am naive and don't care or some other precocious teenager stereotype, but I can tell you I don't really care because I am so experienced. After a point you realized how wasteful it is to worry about such trivial things. Sure you are not an island, so you have to live in the world with others, but that is not the same as giving up who you are.