I will be leading a breakout session today at ministryCOM, a church communications conference. I like to dress comfortable, and I usually do without a second thought. So why did I feel the need to try on everything in my closet today? The cultural norm is to buy a new outfit when you have an event or something to do that’s different from your normal routine. Not only did I not do this, but it never even crossed my mind. I have done this a few times in the past.
It’s not like any of us need new clothes, it’s some phycological thing to make us feel good about ourselves. Why? Is it an attention thing? Do men do this too? (besides metro-sexual men) Is it so we can try to look better than everyone else around us? Is it to stand out in a crowd? Is it an inner peace knowing we spent some money we didn’t need to spend? I’m not sure.
I’m going to try on a few more things before I go to work.