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Unformatted text preview: of the brand name in the American culture, how a simple blue shirt can cost $40 only because it is branded with a name revered by the public. I begin to think of how materialistic a culture I live in. My clothing reveals a nation obsessed with vanity, overly focused on the external, often paying more intention to what a person wears than who they are as a person. Indeed, in my culture brand names play an important role in a persons identity. I glance into my closet and notice a few items of clothing that I dont particularly like, items that are there only because of the tag in the back. My thoughts turn inward as I ask myself, what does that say about me? I think about my own need to feel accepted and hunger for approval. In many ways the clothes we wear cry out the timeless desire to love and be loved....
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- Spring '08