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February 19, 2013 @ 05:21 PM
primez

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Let's be honest here. Most, if not all, of us on this site has a problem. We have to deal with being materialistic. Some of us deal with it better than others. Personally, I've dealt with multiple obsessions throughout the years: shoes, basketball, music, video games, clothing

Obsessions have come and gone, but my obsession with clothing seems to proceed. Sometimes I feel lousy and stupid for caring so much about clothing because I know there's a lot more to this world than just that. Honestly, I don't have a hobby I actively participate in, so I feel as though this is my lousy excuse of a "hobby" to participate in. Don't get me wrong. I still think fashion is great.

I like thinking of acquiring clothing as a hobby because it

makes me feel a little better. However, I’d rather do something else than surf

the web all day, looking for clothes and looking at other people’s pickups on

YouTube. I don’t even end up buying much when I look for clothing, whether

online or in an actual store. I seem to constantly end up with the guilt when I

buy clothes, knowing that I could have used that money for a different purpose.

Many of us put so much emphasis on making ourselves look

good because it boosts our self-esteem, but it can be problematic to rely on

that too much to just to feel good. If you think about it’s akin to how girls

put on makeup and simply can’t stand being without it because they think they

look ugly without makeup.

Let’s discuss this. I really want to know what others’

perspectives are. Have you ever felt the same way?
February 19, 2013 @ 05:45 PM
chief

Post: 6559

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Location: WA

*insert macklemore's wings video*


but really, it isn't a bad thing to want to look presentable in public. I see what you're saying though.

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February 19, 2013 @ 05:46 PM
primez

Post: 246

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*insert macklemore's wings video*
I was actually thinking of that song as I made the thread. It's one of my favorite songs.
February 19, 2013 @ 06:18 PM
frizurd

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It's a never ending cycle

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February 19, 2013 @ 06:21 PM
Moises Arias

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people actually listen to macklemore?

My name is ASAC Schrader, and you can go fuck yourself.

February 19, 2013 @ 06:25 PM
primez

Post: 246

Join Date: Sep 2012

I guess I can some what relate to you. I was addicted to that feeling of expecting a package every damn fucking week. But I have calmed down with clothes as for I honestly have gotten to the point where there's shirts I haven't even gotten to use. So i dont need any more than I actually do. 

Yeah it's nice but at the end of the day it's just clothes man. I can buy a button up from Burlington coat factory  and be just as satisfied with it as if I blew a 100 dollars on supreme.

I once made a thread too that as I'm getting older materliastic objects don't seem to be importance to me not sure if that's what you mean.

Just enjoy life man be wth the fam. If you can go out and just be on a hike be out and about it feels good. Let your homies you love em too while they're still around no homo. Me and my friends are starting to distance ourselves from each other kinda sucks but it's life 

ps: I also feel you on money going to other shit on clothes, just try not to make it your priority! When I got paid I went and got everything I wanted and or needed now I'm straight minus the exception here and there but remember OP money comes and goes in today's world I mean today's generation they throw it in your face that you need a fuck load the way they glorify it on tv
I understand the feeling of needing to look presentable in public, but we definitely don't need to buy brand-name clothing to fulfill that. I agree with everything you said, and I'm glad you could relate. Sometimes I question how I live. I think I could be doing a lot more than placing the majority of my focus on clothing. Mainstream hip hop typically promotes and glorifies consumerism. It makes me wonder if we'll ever find true happiness. It's a shame the many of the little kids growing up will most likely also have to deal with this.
February 19, 2013 @ 06:35 PM
unemployed

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Location: CANADA EH!

i like being materliastic thought
February 20, 2013 @ 01:00 AM
dmwalking

moderator

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Location: New England

Quality trolling. 

guy on some broke bus. Love, Sosa. "Don't feed the trolls" initiative coming soon. We can rebuild.

February 20, 2013 @ 01:03 AM
Soul Rize

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Location: Houston

America lowest saving rate of any developed country. Call us party capital of the world :D

Cmon get down with a real nigga wussup

February 20, 2013 @ 02:10 AM
craigsagersuit

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Location: 909/626

go get yours while i go get mines 


He's cute? I bet he ain't #Hansum

February 20, 2013 @ 04:03 AM
Visvimpapi

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Location: seattle WA

if you have the money to buy clothes who gives a fuck

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February 20, 2013 @ 04:05 AM
zerimar

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Macklemore is shit, he makes me upset like eating cold soup.. It's just sad.
February 20, 2013 @ 04:08 AM
Assblaster Slamcock

Post: 78

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The world is so messed up nowadays.

I'm only 19 and I regret all the clothing I have.

When I hit 20, I give up trying to look 'fly'

I'm selling all my jordans/expensive clothes.

And I'm going to value whats really worth it in life.
why put a time limit on change when you can just start now.
February 20, 2013 @ 04:14 AM
WatchOutForSelener

Post: 318

Join Date: Dec 2012

The world is so messed up nowadays.

I'm only 19 and I regret all the clothing I have.

When I hit 20, I give up trying to look 'fly'

I'm selling all my jordans/expensive clothes.

And I'm going to value whats really worth it in life.

well im 19 in a month but shiiiiittttttt i dont regret none of dis supreme ja feel?

On the real, at times I do regret spending so much money on clothes.

But honestly, this is my style. This is me.

Money is supposed to be spent. Of course, i take care of my priorities first.

But I guess im still lovin the streetwear culture. Everything started back in 07 when i was still in middleschool
and i found out the jordan fire red 3 were releasin after my bday. going from sneakers into streetwear ja feel?

guess you can say its just what i enjoy. 

......

February 22, 2013 @ 10:05 PM
primez

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Listen to "Super Rich Kids" by Frank Ocean.
February 22, 2013 @ 10:27 PM
loofy

Post: 366

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Location: Chicago

macklemore is shit now that he's on the radio. listen to his album "the language of my world" from '05 and maybe you'll respect him a lil more, he'll never top that album imo. so many gems on it
February 22, 2013 @ 10:38 PM
tmwtg

Post: 3096

Join Date: Jun 2009

Having a love for clothing is fine, imo.

I've helped in designing a few pieces and the creative process and hard work make you appreciate clothes even more.

Don't stress it, man. Cop what you like. Don't get into debt.
February 22, 2013 @ 10:43 PM
(G)TRAP

suspended

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buy all them shit nigga we die anyways
February 22, 2013 @ 11:00 PM
poobie

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Self-improvement is masturbation. Now, self-destruction…
February 22, 2013 @ 11:01 PM
Pantic

Post: 3562

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Location: cold north

As long as you don't ruin your financial situation it's not a problem, without you making it out to be one.
Buying things is what drives the economy, infact many countries would have gotten through the crisis alot better if people weren't so careful with their money and just copped more shit instead of saving.
I used to spend alot of money on clothes and other materialistic things, and while my economy right now won't allow me i never regretted a purchase in my life.

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