50 Year Anniversary:
Branding Human Attraction to Status and Status Quo
When did we cease to be the ‘United’ States of America, divided by the pandering of representatives for individual states and lobbyists for a minority of privileged business interests?
The gradual yet profound shift, emulating the imperialist England, we fought to leave behind, has been astutely assessed and interpreted, by Ralph Lauren. Perceiving our human attraction to status and status quo, he
transposed the ‘Wild West’ searing of imprint into the skin of cattle, to entrepreneurial enterprise, creating a model for business ‘branding’. Dressed in RL beautiful garments, with ‘Polo Player’ logo connoting social/economic caste of sorts or surrounded by paint color and furnishings, we, as a society, perpetuate the external trappings of ‘The American Dream’. Yet, how many of us are in the financial or social strata, of actually playing ‘Polo’? A relevant place to diagnose our ‘state of the union’ is through the eyes of our children, a fundamental thread of wellness.
World Studies evaluate annual research, comparing the same generation of youth from America, Australia, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Holland, etc.
In body, our children are more obese, have a higher incidence of adult diabetes and experience more ADD.
In mind, American children exhibit a rise in cynicism, depression, anxiety, food disorders, etc.
With collaborative self-observation, we as a nation, can truthfully identify the holes in our systems, as baseline. Then, we can build a foundation, of comprehensive integrative policy. Supported by education programs for pro-active fitness; from physical and financial to psychological and cultural, we can begin to sew the fabric of our society, with equality, of environment to thrive.
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