At 10:23 AM 10/5/99 -0700, Robert Bradbury wrote: <snip commentary on personal insight, with most of which I agree>
>Kathryn's comment about adapting appearance to match context pointed
>out to me how aware some people are with regard to this. My awareness
>must be several levels below hers and I've been trained to be aware
>of such things! So when we talk about meta-styles with the average
>person on the street we are just *light-years* apart.
<blush> In level of awareness, perhaps, but probably not in adeptness.
It may depend which street on which you encounter an average representative
of humanity. I suspect that urban dwellers have developed a strong sense
of their personal image being an artificial creation, to be altered to suit
circumstance. Surrounded by a variety of artificial environments that they can enter and leave at will, they develop the ability to adopt the colorations of an environment for the time in which they would be within it.