[extropy-chat] Signaling and Social Markers
femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Thu Dec 28 19:30:57 UTC 2006
--- Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:
> So, maybe there's an analogy between the clothing
>style one presents and the communication style one
>presents. For me they seem very different in terms
>of values, but I can see that they each may be simply
>a layer over the self.
I was wondering why "simply a layer over the self"?
I would have thought it would be simply a layer aside
of the self.
A clothing style is a form of self communication when
you are wearing what you personaly choose to wear.
Other times, it is simply standardized materials that
represent norms and behaviors such as a police
uniforms,surplices or business suits.
Do you believe that with such materials that a person
can be influenced and changed simply due to what they
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy
furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and
shoddy philosophies.... It would be a sad situation if
the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside
it. ~Albert Einstein
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