CRAZE FOR FASHION
Fashion means to make things in life in such a way as are subject to change in form and style according to the prevailing traditions. Fashions may be in dress, ornaments, hair style customs, in food and drink, in amusements or in manners. Fashions change like wind which makes it difficult for mankind to keep pace with them. Fashion is found both among men and women. There is much craze for fashion among boys and girls.
They watch T.V. programmes, see films and copy their star of talking, dress and walking. They love dresses of the latest cuts and designs. They run after the new showy and eye-catching dresses. Girls move freely in new fashion like butterflies. Boys too copy the film actors in their actions, costumes, hair style and even in walking. They keep long hair like girls. On the other hand, girls like boy-cut hair and boyish look. The girls wear pants, mini-skirts, shorts, etc.
Boys and girls have made it a fashion to talk about cricket matches and films. It is a fashion for them to drive two wheelers at very high speeds. They have also made it a fashion to talk to their parents in English style instead of respecting them like Indians. They have made it a fashion to run down their elders. There is no harm in changing fashions but excess of everything is bad. The craze for fashion must not go too far.
People feel that fashion is an indication of good taste. But fashion has no fixed standard. There is so quick change in the fashion that common man suffers a lot. It becomes very difficult to cope with the modern fashion. There was fashion of wearing baggy pants but now the latest fashion is of wearing tight pants and bell-bottoms.
The change in fashion is the result of man’s love for novelty. There is an instinct in man to look like hero. Most of these fashions are the result of films. It is not a wise step for man to become a slave of fashions. He should not blindly follow the fashions. The man who does not become slave to fashions and maintains his originality is called a true man.