Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Unique?

Unique: –adjective
1.existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: a unique copy of an ancient manuscript.
2.having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint.
3.limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area: a species unique to Australia.
4.limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities: Certain types of problems have unique solutions.
5.not typical; unusual: She has a very unique smile.
–noun
6.the embodiment of unique characteristics; the only specimen of a given kind: The unique is also the improbable.

In society today, there seems to be a tug of war between personal uniqueness and conformity. This is not a new phenomenon, in fact it has occurred in every era of man and is the driving source of change. Unique ideas and perspectives have a strange way of slowly evolving into the mainstream, effectively making them no longer unique.

I have seen this happen to many things. Take the lifestyle known as Goth. A few years ago they seemed to be this group of macabre looking folks who were getting the blame for every evil imaginable. As a society, we now know that Goths are just people trying to express their unique point of view. They want you to pay attention to them, to listen and to try to understand.
The Goth style of dress has ever so slowly crept into the mainstream so that it has become pervasive, influencing everything from hair styles to boots.

Not that any of these wonderful and exciting people are any less themselves. It is my thinking that they have been amalgamated into the bigger tapestry.

The one thing we try to do at SudsMuffin is stay unique, if not in all the world, at least for our neck of the woods. To this end we are always trying new fragrances, product lines and new presentation of product. Our goal is to offer things that you may not find anywhere else, to bring to you our customers our own distinct uniqueness.

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