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In Japan we have a series of national holidays, from the 29th of April to the 5th of May. $B!!(BMany Japanese would spend these days staying at resorts or taking sightseeing tours.$B!!(B I stayed in Tokyo reasoning; the high season, expensive, jammed traffics, bad service.$B!!(B I felt myself as a fox telling about that $B!H(Bthe grape is sour$B!I(B in Aesop$B!G(Bs Fables. $B!!(BBut it turned out very fine weather. $B!!(BSo I reconsidered my reasoning.$B!!(B London, Paris, New York, Wien, all these metropolises are also great sightseeing sites. $B!!(BI made long promenades around the centers of Tokyo.
Sardine, flamingo, gnu, there are a lot of gregarious animals in nature. $B!!(BThose gregarious animals behave really like a mass. $B!!(BThe size, color and form of each individual are rather similar.$B!!(B We are gregarious too. $B!!(BWe feel comfortable and safe when we are in the community to which we belong.$B!!(B But we have another will which other gregarious animals don$B!G(Bt have.$B!!(B Each of us wants to be different from the others, to be an individual.$B!!(B This personality, some times, is nicely called identity or dignity.
Downtown$B!G(Bs streets are full of fashion and clothing houses, cosmetic stores and jewelry shops.$B!!(B They try to make people beautiful, to brush up personality. $B!!(BThe most of consumer goods, such as cellular phones, cars, beer and even confectionaries appeal how superb they are to heighten your dignity.
Do you really spend a lot of money to heighten your dignities?$B!!(B No.$B!!(B You eagerly look for the new trend; new rule of your community, so that you shall not be a lonely outsider of belonging community. $B!!(BThe posture, the walking style, the manner to sit, the costume, the make-up technique and the choice of accessories, after our tremendous amount of endeavors, we find downtowns are filled by the stereotypes. $B!!(BWe are just as gregarious as the other animals feeling best with the others, buried in the mass.
The cultural history of human beings tells the trend or the fashion has been always for the new stereotypes, never for the true identities.