So I once introduced guest writing on my blog, actually I wanted Tito to make the first guest appereance on here but apparently he is being a lazy and unproductive piece of shit ( sorry but dude send me that text).
Anyways, Michael did a great job writing about his passion and it kinda turned into an essay. He put in a lot of work and effort in writing this, hope you appreciate it like I did.
So here it is :
PART 1-/ CLOTHING
Firstly, the fundamental reason why we all wear clothes is because I believe we eventually became conditioned and brainwashed to believe that wearing clothes is normal, through various information outlets, controlled by corporations, who are controlled by elites and globalists. At the very beginning when we were evolving, we may have worn things to keep us warm and eventually we may have discovered better ways to cover ourselves but I believe that the reason why the idea of clothing is so engrained in our society is because somewhere down the line, people conformed to the idea that clothing was a neccesity and a requirement for living, which is why if you go out on the streets naked today, you’ll get looked at to say the least. At the start when this, as well as many other societal norms have been created by the elites and kept alive by us, the consumers, the 99%, who continue to do as they say and want.
Anyway, since being conditioned and subconsciously programmed to believe that wearing clothes is normal, I have made the most of this immense conditioning through innovation and creativity with the clothes I decide to wear. I pick what I wanna wear just before I got out. I don’t plan anything. I don’t always like to plan. I like to let the present moment flow, manifest naturally and just observe what happens sometimes. I don’t think about what I want to wear too much because I might overthink it. I want the moment to be organic. I want the outcome to be natural when I create an outfit. To me, that’s the beauty of it. the present moment is the only real moment we can experience first hand. From a quantum physical perspective, you could say that the past, present and future are all happening simultaneously but what I mean is that we can only do stuff NOW, like right now.
I get inspired by everything for my clothing ideas. absolutely everything. From the people in my local town to the people at brick lane. I’d say I’m quite open-minded, so I won’t immediately dismiss a certain style I see. I try to think why the person decided to dress that way too. more recently I’ve been more innovative and creative with my fashion. 98% of the time I shop for clothes, it is at the charity/thrift shop or depop. the other 2% is designer shops. I do get designer from charity/thrift shops sometimes though but it’s usually vintage. Ebay is decent too. I like some designer clothes but I don’t really like supreme, palace, bape, stone island, gosha and brands of the sort because I believe there is too much hype surrounding them and people who wear these clothes appear quite judgemental and egocentric to me. I guess this might not be an accurate statement because I have rafs and gosha socks and I’m probably the least egocentric person you’ll come across. But anyway in terms of designer, I like comme des garçons, acne, p+f, raf simons, vetements, champion and that’s about it to be honest. My favourite designer is probably vetements or p+f. I sorta fuck with gosha, mainly because they made a “1984” t-shirt. “1984” is also a book written by George Orwell who I admire a lot. From his literary texts and quotes, he seemed like a very perceptive man. Anyway, a lot of the tops I wear are also oversized because I like oversized clothing. The only time I don’t wear oversized tops is when I go to school, weddings and other events which require me to wear a suit and sometimes when I go to a place which requires me to conform to society in order not embarass others I care about. In england we have to wear school uniform. I go to sixth form which is after year 11. Some sixth forms allow you to wear non-uniform but not mine. I prefer it because this prevents discrimination and allows equality to be established.
Also, I get laughed at & looked at a lot whenever it is non-uniform day at school, purely because my style is alien to the mainstream look. There are those that are myopic, there are those that don’t care and there are those that are open-minded. Our school is a uniform school so we have to wear a uniform on a regular basis. however, on non-uniform day, everyone basically gets to express themselves through clothing & I feel like the judging meter is at it’s maximum on this day. Everyone is looking at everyone else, trying to see how much those shoes were, what shirt that was & what trousers they were. For me, the reason I get laughed at a lot is for many reasons. the first reason is because the society I live is quite myopic to a certain style and their horizons haven’t been broadened enough to realize that people can wear other things, as opposed to nike tns, an adidas t-shirt, or a puma tracksuit. Secondly, I believe they laugh because subconsciously, they are jealous of the amount of freedom I have to be able to express myself however the hell I want. I believe that the more free you are, the happier you are. I believe that subconsciously, they want a taste of that kind of freedom because they know how much happiness that’ll bring them. Those laughing are always the trend followers or hypebeasts, who are just living according to other people’s perception & standards, which to me is absurd. I don’t believe that higher consciousness, God, Buddha, Allah, The Universe, whatever name is on the door for you, wanted us to live by other people’s according. it wants us to live by our own according & be our greatest version, not a version filtered & tainted by the society we are surrounded by.
PART 2 -/CLOTHING
I heavily respect those who can accept my style for what it is because to me they realize that everything is relative to a person’s perception, that there are no absolute truths and that all the rules that we are bound by, even the unofficial rules, are just aspects which have been agreed upon by society. In other words, I feel like the ones who laugh out loud at my dress sense are the ones most controlled and conditioned by the societal constructs surrounding our lives. It’s unfortunate because to me those type of people will continue to live their lives like that and won’t access other levels of freedom and happiness, because they are living by what other people around them deem to be correct or “cool”. Of course I too have to conform to society for the sake of my family (my mother mainly) and friends. for example, at a rwandan traditional event I will act in a certain way which society deems to be right, as I have been taught these aspects by my parents. Or another example; if my friend offers to gives me a lift home from school and his parents are taking us home, I conform to the actions of what society perceives as “normal” and “sane” so to speak, because I don’t want to embarrass my friends or family for living by my own according. That’s selfish in my eyes because I know what kind of effect that could have on them in the long run. So this is how I live. I conform when I feel it is necessary. I don’t care about respect from others I just do it because I’m not selfish.
“Truth is a pathless land. everyone is having their own individual journey and relationship with truth”
This is the first part, the second part is about his acting career and will be up next soon so stay tuned and have a blessed night/day.
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