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2012-10-03 11:18:36 AM
As a self-righteous act "I'm better than everyone else in this society because I don't put importance on my dress."

i put importance on my dress: it needs to be clean, comfortable and in good repair. I just don't put any importance on what you think of it.
 
2012-10-03 11:22:47 AM

drewogatory: I just don't put any importance on what you think of it.


You'll limit the options in your life. I'm not advocating and extreme point of view, I'm saying dress appropriately. Wearing the same thing everyday, is an extreme.
 
2012-10-03 11:25:07 AM
You'll limit the options in your life

I'm 47, my options are limited anyway...
 
2012-10-03 11:32:41 AM

drewogatory: You'll limit the options in your life

I'm 47, my options are limited anyway...


You're not an old-timer, yet. You still have a ways to go.
 
2012-10-03 11:34:25 AM

freewill: I own 12 black t-shirts (from two manufacturers, because the first quit making them in a 100% cotton 'tall'), 5 pairs of dark blue jeans, and a few pairs of black bit loafers.

I have some other odds and ends for certain seasons and occasions, obviously, but yeah, 80% of the time, that's what I'm wearing. It works.


Youn sound like an Umpire.
 
2012-10-03 11:46:52 AM

uber humper: dmax: Or a belief that wearing different kinds of clothes, making that choice, puts an unnecessary importance on the ego.

Or, making a statement by wearing the same thing everyday, puts unnecessary importance on the ego. As a self-righteous act "I'm better than everyone else in this society because I don't put importance on my dress." It all depends on the norms of culture of where you live.


Of course, that's the flip side of that coin. Bragging that you only wear the same thing because you're ego-less makes no sense. You're right: it's just another competitive thing that's ultimately valueless.

I hope that it's only coming up when people ask about it directly. And then, it's hard to explain without sounding pretentious. But, as a matter of fact, I have a set of polos for daily wear, some white dress shirts and work slacks, and some t-shirts for the hot days. Like so many others here, there's a practicality to it (money, dressing time) and it's a little reminder to me to stay focused away from the temporary world.

Some people want to live in other ways; okey doke. But I'm enjoying mine, and would recommend it as an option. I found Eckhart Tolle's two books, Power of Now and New Earth, to really help. Raised Catholic, dissociated from religion but not quite atheist, I couldn't shake the feeling that the world needed to make sense but not the way I was being told. The Tolle books (audiobooks, from library - don't spend money unless you want) dropped a giant weight from me. Wife even noticed without me talking about it. "You're different. What happened to you?" :-)
 
2012-10-03 11:52:18 AM
And at least I wear 5 or 6 different color tees, they don't have to be the same, just plain and crew necked.
 
2012-10-03 11:53:30 AM

dmax: found Eckhart Tolle's two books, Power of Now and New Earth, to really help. Raised Catholic, dissociated from religion but not quite atheist, I couldn't shake the feeling that the world needed to make sense but not the way I was being told. The Tolle books (audiobooks, from library - don't spend money unless you want) dropped a giant weight from me. Wife even noticed without me talking about it. "You're different. What happened to you?" :-)


I was raised Catholic and not quite atheist, too.

I did try to listen to the Power of Now. Maybe I should try to read it. The audio book sounded a little too hokey, with the thumb cymbals.
 
2012-10-03 12:10:41 PM

uber humper: dmax: found Eckhart Tolle's two books, Power of Now and New Earth, to really help. Raised Catholic, dissociated from religion but not quite atheist, I couldn't shake the feeling that the world needed to make sense but not the way I was being told. The Tolle books (audiobooks, from library - don't spend money unless you want) dropped a giant weight from me. Wife even noticed without me talking about it. "You're different. What happened to you?" :-)

I was raised Catholic and not quite atheist, too.

I did try to listen to the Power of Now. Maybe I should try to read it. The audio book sounded a little too hokey, with the thumb cymbals.


The cymbals bugged the heck out of me, too. The first book "Now" is a bit clunky and overreaching. He matures dramatically by the time of "New Earth" which I listen to quarterly, to help get me back to calm. I realized after a while that the chime is a reminder to pay attention, to focus on what's going on. It's easy to get dis...is that a cat? And I've never been able to read the books. Too many words in my face. I listen while commuting or gardening. YMMV.

But, seriously, it changed my life. I am much happier, and wish I'd been exposed to it many years ago. I would've been a much better parent and friend.
 
2012-10-03 12:19:32 PM
I don't recommend Eckhart Tolle's YouTube lectures as a starting point. He's too unfocused. But here's a slight excerpt from an audiobook if this has captured your interest.
 
2012-10-03 12:50:22 PM
Paging Howard Hughes.

"Noah, go to Woolworth's. Get me two suits, one light, one dark - three white shirts - and tennis shoes.

"On second thought - go to Penney's."
 
2012-10-03 01:43:45 PM

dmax: I don't recommend Eckhart Tolle's YouTube lectures as a starting point. He's too unfocused. But here's a slight excerpt from an audiobook if this has captured your interest.


I agree with that. It's easier not to swim against the current. And the current being truth, swimming against it can cause a lot of problems. Convention can be bucked, but choose battles wisely. As it takes a lot of energy.
 
2012-10-03 02:10:43 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: ilopan: Aspergers. Wearing the same thing everyday is huge sign of it.

Oh look you know nothing about aspergers



Actually know a lot about it is as I am an adult aspie.
 
2012-10-03 03:35:24 PM
He's rich, so he can do anything he wants.

Ahhh, America!
 
2012-10-03 03:55:05 PM
How long till his wife dumps him for a 200Mil divorce?

/never get married if you are rich.
 
2012-10-03 04:01:01 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: How long till his wife dumps him for a 200Mil divorce?

/never get married if you are rich.


Or at least get a decent pre-nup.
 
2012-10-03 07:03:55 PM

ilopan: tenpoundsofcheese: ilopan: Aspergers. Wearing the same thing everyday is huge sign of it.

Oh look you know nothing about aspergers
Actually know a lot about it is as I am an adult aspie.


Certainly you're not just the disease?
Or are you "you" and the disease is part of your story?
What if there were a cure?
Would you still be "you" then?
 
2012-10-03 07:41:31 PM
Aspergers is not a disease. It is a syndrome. It basically means the person's brain is wired a little differently.

/another adult aspie
 
2012-10-03 08:32:55 PM

Joe Peanut: Aspergers is not a disease. It is a syndrome. It basically means the person's brain is wired a little differently.

/another adult aspie


i bet u program in ASP.NET. kidding
 
2012-10-04 04:05:03 AM

justanotherfarkinfarker: How long till his wife dumps him for a 200Mil divorce?

/never get married if you are rich.


You don't think he had his lawyers write up an ironclad pre-nup for the bride-to-be to sign? Because I think it's a safe bet he did.
 
2012-10-04 12:59:35 PM
Who cares what Mark Zuckerberg wears.

Mark Zuckerberg is a bad person.
 
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