Humans are cowards in the face of happiness
"Humans are cowards in the face of happiness." I heard this quote from the movie Kamikaze Girls and at first I didn't believe it to be true. Who would be afraid of happiness? But then I thought about it, and it is true sometimes. Sometimes we're too afraid of what other people will think of us to do, wear, think ect. what we truly want. On the topic of wearing what we truly want, some people consider that selfish. Lolita clothing isn't exactly cheap ( even only buying replicas or Bodyline adds up ) especially if you want an entire wardrobe to wear everyday, so they say it's selfish to spend so much on yourself ( usually adding the whole "people are starving in Africa" argument or something similar to it ). Is it selfish to love yourself? These same people probably buy decorations for their home, beauty products, jewelry or other beautiful things that are not necessary when that money could've been spent on those less fortunate than they. Am I saying that's wrong? Not at all. Hypocritical yes, wrong, no. My point is, I don't consider Lolita fashion or any sort of fashion selfish in and of itself whatsoever. Selfishness is putting yourself ahead of others, not loving and expressing who you are.The sad thing is, I've seen some girls turn away from the fashion because even though they loved it, they thought it was selfish to spend so much on themselves.
I guess sometimes, sadly, we are cowards in the face of happiness after all.
Of course, Kamikaze Girls isn't exactly the best representation of the fact that Lolita fashion is not selfish, but it's a good movie nonetheless.