Are Trends Good or Bad?
Well! I believe that trends sort of bring people together. They let people have, like, a common interest which helps a lot in forming friendships and stuff. Also, trends can be important in marking history, depending on which period a certain trend becomes popular.
However, some trends aren’t good. They can cause serious harm, but people follow them anyway because they’re, well, trends. Also, trends can be expensive like fashion and jewelry trends and some people are so gullible about whatever is popular that they spend way too much money on them when they could use them for something else that might be more useful.
While some people gain from trends, others don’t gain much except being on the bandwagon like other trend followers.
Anyway, there are always two sides to a coin, and there’s nothing that’s either totally ‘good’ or totally ‘bad’.
So, trends are profitable for a small group of people in a society, whether economically or in other ways. While trends could be a projection of the spirit of the time, we witness how trends are created and have their influence on society but for a small amount of time they may explain their artificial origin.
Unlike culture, institutions, religion, and ideologies, trends do not represent collective norms within a society. One can argue that trends may help to raise awareness of topics that are usually neglected by the mainstream which could help society to progress in a different direction, but I claim that this would be a non-sufficient tool for awareness-raising because most people do not process the ideas that brought within trends and simply follow it blindly.
“Trend” is a kind and indirect way of calling people cattle. The individual is smart, the group however is very dumb. Be an individual, not a conformist to others and their superficialities.
What is Trend?
A trend is defined in Technical Analysis as the direction of the market and can be of three types: uptrend, downtrend, and sideways trend.
If the direction of the market is upward, the market is said to be in an uptrend, if it is downward, it is in a downtrend and if you can classify it as neither upward nor downward nor rather fluctuating between two levels, then the market is said to be in a sideways trend.
Why is it important to spot a trend?
In retail, it is about timing, better to be selling an item at the beginning of the trend rather than the end of a trend.
I look for repetition and momentum in emerging trends.
If I see something once, it is interesting.
If I see it twice it may be a trend. Repetition
If I start to see it increasingly more often, it is a trend. Momentum
If I still see something often but decrease in frequency, the trend is over.
Sometimes trends “bounce”. They are embraced by early adaptors but don’t spread through the general population so there is no early retail success.
The general population has a wait-and-see attitude and once they see the look on several of their favorite celebs, they will start to adapt the look or item into their wardrobes.
Why is Trend important?
It is important to identify and understand trends so that you can trade with rather than against them. Always remember “Trend is your Friend”.
Traders can identify the trend using various forms of technical analysis, including both trendlines and technical indicators. However, using a trendline is the strongest form of confirming that a trend exists. Knowing the trend also helps to avoid false buy/sell signals or whipsaws, as some indicators like oscillators behave better in sideways trends and others like trending indicators behave better in trending markets. Hence, it can lead to a much better success rate.
The point is not about just psychological factors, but an entire way of being what we (we mean some of us) were/wear to live, and then what-worth we are being been getting put twisted far out of context! and the one to principally facilitate this is the concerned individuals themselves and then attributing the entire blame to all else?
Other aspects might only be able to go up to a certain point and then it is one’s initiative and the lack of awareness that might tend to keep getting entangled/encircled in a loop of mysterious vortexes?
There are definable ways of dealing with matters so that there is no lack of definition thereby ensuing in such peculiar ways that – when some individuals tend to take matters far out and beyond the boundaries of ever definable perspectives-they are bound to experience that which they called for.
It that getting carried away that enormity of the obsessive fascination and compulsive urge to have more and all the more tends to precipitate far much more than what is legitimately permissible.
It’s more like having a free for and then over binging is bound to lead to considerable effect and take its toll on some individual’s health and well-being.
So, it has sought to become where some individuals are wrestling with the idea that the conceptualization of the forefront of staying online and being in the midst of all things is going to gain them more popularity?
What is the use in the long-term outlook?
Just to get a fan page liking or to have some random comments is not going to help enjoy any process ever more-better, for it’s the usual tendency of the ego to have far much more and then be swamped with ever far much more?
Trends affect us as much as we are desperate to appear trendy. In my perspective trends affect us similar to peer pressure. It is never a big thing to those who naturally love to be trendy. But it affects those who think being trendy is important in the contemporary world.
I think almost everyone subconsciously tries to be trendy because you can’t find many bell bottoms in a world craving skinny and slim fits. However, the effect of trends on an individual can be purely based on his/her mindset.
It depends on their nature, and your goals don’t?
For example, fashion trends might tell us things about society, and thus the culture of a given time or place. Perhaps in ways, nothing else can. Especially when written records are scarce/non-existent. If you’re a historian, this could be pivotal.
On the other hand, studying why people are doing this or that dance meme now may not hold as much value – although that’s very hard to know for sure without the benefit of historical perspective & hindsight. It could certainly be immediately relevant to sociologists though
Teenagers these days follow and try to copy western trends. (some of them are funny)
- Taking selfies in Zara and H&M stores.
- Using the Dog filter and sticking your tongue out on Snapchat. (guys don’t do it, you don’t look cute. You look like a dog)
- Wearing Ripped jeans and ripped tees. (torn clothes are meant to be thrown and not to be purchased at higher prices in the name of fashion)
- Getting tattoos (tattoos won’t make you look cooler. Your personality will do that job).
- Girls paint their faces with foundation and lots of make-up. (Make-up won’t make you look pretty. The way you carry yourself will do that)
- Going live on Instagram. (it gives false hope of being famous to these kids)
- Netflix and Chill. (I chill a lot even without Netflix, for me, it is friends and chill). GET out of home and interact with people than wasting time on the laptop.
- Clubbing. (getting drunk and dancing like a monkey won’t get you anywhere in life other than a zoo)
- exams. (this is a struggle that is displayed as coolness)
- Hacking. (Hacking for teens is getting the Wi-Fi passwords of neighbors)
- Fidget spinner (Biggest scam ever yet an amazing way to fool people)
- Tags like #couplegoals, #fitnessgoals. (kids are too small to be someone’s goals)
These are a few trends and fads teens follow currently.
Don’t need to frown. Doing these things isn’t a sin. Enjoy your teenage and follow the right trend with the right attitude.