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Attempts at mind control


Because I obviously need(ed) to *wear* a reminder in very large letters.

19 comments on “Attempts at mind control

  1. Hariod Brawn
    January 5, 2017

    Looks more like a warning.

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    • Isn’t it amusing how people looked grainy in the 80’s and how differently we used to move in the days of silent pictures! 😀

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      • agrudzinsky
        January 6, 2017

        I got my high school memory book from Ukraine before the New Year with a few family pics from the 50s – 80s, when making a photograph meant going to a studio or spending hours in a darkroom. People, for the most part, had serious, more natural, expressions in the photos. The habit of grinning for the pictures showing as many teeth as possible is fairly recent. I think, it started with the advent of the ubiquitous point-and-shoot cameras.

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      • I think it starts with publicity campaigns in the 50’s. That’s when models start smiling for the camera. Especially in the US, but also for political propaganda. The Franquist regime started advertising smiling families in bucolic scenes (like picnics.) I imagine that started the push for where we are now. Happiness is demanded and required.

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  2. foolsmusings
    January 5, 2017

    Didn’t take eh? :p

    Liked by 3 people

  3. acflory
    January 6, 2017

    I may be going blind but I can’t read it. ‘Be…what?’

    Liked by 1 person

  4. belasbrightideas
    January 6, 2017

    Cute kid though 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  5. dpmonahan
    January 6, 2017

    When I was two my mother put me in a blue onesie that said ‘mommy’s angel’. I looked down and said, “Mother, please, let’s not kid ourselves.”

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  6. Cara
    January 6, 2017

    My mother liked to put my sisters and I in matching Christmas & Easter outfits (because we were all the same person in her mind). It’s enough that we resemble one another, let us have separate personalities.

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  7. Steve Ruis
    January 6, 2017

    As we cower in fear of others controlling our minds, it is us who have accepted that task from the beginning made by our parents and, thus, bear the responsibility for the outcome. We desperately want to see a change of mind and heart here in the U.S. toward a more inclusive, care for one another future. We are not holding our breath.


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