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 Post subject: What Material Things Best Define A Person?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:05 am 
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I was listening to the radio today and heard something from a jewelry company I think saying, "nothing defines a person more than the watch they wear"

I thought that was kinda weird and I was thinking to myself, what material things best define a person?

Their car? Their shoes? Their Jewelry? Their House?

Or do material things not play a role in defining someone? It is really more their ethics, morals, values, beliefs, or all they all combined with material things too?

Just something I was thinking about because I know we do judge people based on the types of material things they own.

For example, you'd probably react differently to someone you see wearing a fur coat than you would someone driving a bio-diesel vehicle.

Or something simple like someone wearing Nike shoes vs. someone wearing New Balance, or perhaps some shoes from veganessentials.com or another source of vegan shoes.

Anyway, kinda random, but does anyone have any thoughts on this.....what really BEST defines who we are. I'm kinda convinced it's not a wrist watch :roll:

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I don't think that the watch someone wears can define them as a person. That's silly. I do think you can learn alot about people from what they own, but I don't think people can be defined by it. Thats the heart of shallow and why people spend $1500 on a purse, or why everyone has an SUV. We have a really materialistic society in America.

It's really an interesting issue. Because for most people how you dress is a way of self expression. And I would react differently to someone in a fur coat vs. a bio diesel car. I wanted to squirt ketchup on a fur hag that came into my work last night. :evil:

However, I think what really defines us is our actions. How we treat other people, even how we treat ourselves. And you can look at it that what we wear is a result of our actions i.e. buying it for whatever reason so it all ties in.

Haha I make no sense.

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I think people can represent their values by what they own, but I dont think many people are really that insightful and conscious of themselves. Most just hear the ad and believe it. They are too far gone to consider who they are and the purpose and meaning of their existence.


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"It is really more their ethics, morals, values, beliefs."


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I think that anything visual will not be an accurate guide for judging what a person is like. But I'd say out of the visual things, the eyes and eyebrows are generally the things which seem to be most accurate and most connected to what the person is about. My first reaction to the eyes is generally correct, although it's still not 100% accurate. Better to learn what people are like, by learning about them!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:28 pm 
Rob, I thought healthy food defined a person :wink: :D .

I think it is a person's character and actions that define them. I think it is more than a little sad that people actually define themselves and others based on material things, esp. something as meaningless as a watch. I would feel really empty if I lived my life that way.


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I agree, generally, that material things dont define a person but I cannot help coming back to the fur coat and biodiesel examples provided above, which may indeed provide insight into a person's character.

For example, a fur coat means, to me, that the wearer is either uninformed/ignorant, or unmerciful and cruel (exception being people in the Arctic and stuff I suppose).

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Yes Daniel, you are correct: Healthy Food Defines You :)

That has been our Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness slogan since 2002.

I just thought it was an interesting topic because I heard such a silly commercial stating nothing was more important in defining a person than their wrist watch.

I was curious to what others thought matters most and it is interesting to read the replies.

Although I don't think material stuff matters that much to me (ask Topher, I wear the same clothing outfit pretty much everyday :) ) and I never buy anything other than food. But I do think you can tell quite a bit about someone based on some of the things they own, to some extent - the way they dress, and material items that matter most to them. Like I said, I'm not too concerned with material things that are bought, but I do use certain items to "define who I am."

For example, my outfit I wear everyday :) is my VEGAN hat, my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness t-shirt or sweatshirt (sorry only have 2 VB&F sweatshrirts and they're both mine), and a pair of vegan shoes. Oh, and sometimes I wear pants if the occasion calls for it, such as going anywhere in public :P

So those items written in large letters help define me so people will have some sort of idea about what I might be interested in before ever speaking with me.

Of course, it's the other things that are MOST important to me: Respect, integrity, accountabilty, morals and ethics and stuff like that.

It is such a shame to see so many people (especially high school or college age) obsessed with material things and judging others....but I think it is just that age, people tend to grow out of it. Then they actually have some sort of thought about how the things they buy or use affect others like our animal friends.

So, this topic is kind of interesting, thanks for the feedback.

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I usually define a person based on the way they treat others

But yeah I think most people care a lot about your watch, house, career, etc. You don't see a whole lot of doctors hanging out with garbage men

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willpeavy wrote:
I usually define a person based on the way they treat others

But yeah I think most people care a lot about your watch, house, career, etc. You don't see a whole lot of doctors hanging out with garbage men


You also won't see a whole lot of Garbage Men who would approach a Doctor at a gathering to socialize.

I think a lot of people seek other people who, dress similar, drive similar cars, live in like neighborhoods etc.

I get a lot of looks when I am around some of my friends. I rarely have time to go out, but I dress different and speak in a different manner than many of my friends. I have a friend who has dread locks and looks as if she just walked out of the Yoga room all the time, Another who is a bit overweight and wears no makeup, I have always chosen to be surrounded by those I respect. Therefore I never am approach or seek out conversation with many until I have observed their behavior. However, I would not consider this to be the norm for society.


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robert wrote:
For example, my outfit I wear everyday :) is my VEGAN hat, my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness t-shirt or sweatshirt (sorry only have 2 VB&F sweatshirts and they're both mine)and a pair of vegan shoes. Oh, and sometimes I wear pants if the occasion calls for it, such as going anywhere in public :P


Greedy punk :wink:

Pants are overated, keep them off.

Vegan Bodybuilding and Pantless! :roll:

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"Pants are overated, keep them off.

Vegan Bodybuilding and Pantless!"

HAHAHAHA I love it! I think I'll use that sometime :wink:

Maybe my next pick-up line when I'm telling somenoe about my fitness company and website :P

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Rob, you drew some chuckles from me.

Nice pic.


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yeah cool pic, eh? That was in 2003. I didn't wear pants much then either. :roll:

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"Nothing defines a person more than the speedo they wear"



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