Posted by Michael83 on December 29, 2007, at 23:30:40
In reply to You just never know... » Michael83, posted by Racer on December 27, 2007, at 16:03:04
>>>>So, maybe that person driving the beat up old clunker, with a cigarette in hand, and shaggy hair is suffering from depression. Or maybe that car is all that he/she can afford. Or maybe that person believes, as I do, that a car is a functional tool which needn't be replaced for the sake of appearance. Or maybe that really is a person who's life might be considered depressing to others. Maybe there is nothing behind that person's eyes -- or maybe there's a rich inner life that would surprise us all. There is no way to know, just from looking.
I did not mean to imply that people who are poor or do not care much about their appearance depress me, they do not. It's people who have "hostile" appearances. A guy in dirty ripped jeans and t-shirt with a mentioning of alcohol, or confederate flag or something like that. Something hostile and rebellious. If you don't comb your hair or if you drive a beater, I don't care, it's a "loud, dirty arrogance" that depresses me. I did not mean to say that poor people depress me.