Who Are You?

Have you ever noticed what kind of crazy crap people come up with at coffee joints? It’s like they pick a bunch of things to put in a cup that they really neither like or understand so that can have some sense of individuality.

My friend brought up this quote from “You’ve Got Mail” today after I brought it up…”the whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the heck they’re doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.”

That is so true. I am more than a Venti No-Water Chai Latte. I just don’t know that people in general know that. It’s kind of sad really. Another example: the people who dress a certain way or listen to a certain music so that they can be perceived as being part of a certain social class. If you’re not a depressed, poor kid, then don’t try to be perceived as a suffering, self-loathing “scene” kid; If you can’t afford a BMW and a flat screen, then don’t try to grab those things so you can prove to yourself you’re not financially hurting. 

It just kind of raises the question of “Who are we really???”. This will definitely be a continued blog subject.

~ by Ryan Rijken on January 16, 2009.

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