Earlier in the week I was reading chapter two of our textbook and came across the section that defined material goods. This section really got my gears going and made me think how the clothing we wear heavily influences our lives and what people think of us. Clothing can be representative of our culture, our religion, conformity to a group, or just our personal expression, but for some reason there is also a norm to what clothing is acceptable depending on the situation/location. As a consumerist society, I believe our values are shifted more towards materialistic things. Why is it that how we dress matters so much to others? And when did certain norms or rules start to apply to clothing? Do you think that this emphasis on clothing/materialism and the prejudgement that comes along with it acts as a barrier to getting to know people?