World 137

In World 137, back in the 1990’s there was a falling out between the people, the hierarchy of clothing, hairstyle, housing, everything got out of hand and started to take effect on the young minds surrounding the children paying witness to the brutality of words thrown from their neighbors onto their families. In 2010, the brightest of the young minds that had been influenced by the cruelness from the neighborhood, decided to take a stand. They rose to fame and diminished the hierarchy amongst the people. The idea was unheard of, but widely renowned, and many neighboring countries decided to take a stab at the new development for themselves, diminishing the hierarchy everywhere.

It took over 30 years for the new generation to really start embracing this ideology of just appreciating what you have. The children born from 2010 accepted the messages they received from their open-minded mentors, and no longer felt the need to brag about the new toys they got for Christmas, they showed their friends and the excitement was shared, not envied.

What if …

there was no hierarchy?

Issue:

When we spoke with our African peer, she told us that there is a lot of competition in Africa and everyone wants to have the best things, and to show it off to their friends and neighbors, so we went with the idea of getting rid of the competition and the hierarchy altogether.

Inspiration:

The modern neighborhoods in America, the typical “American Dream” neighborhood with picket fences, dads at the grills in their flag aprons, showing off their newest thing to their not so fortunate neighbors.

This World was contributed by a Fashion Fictions contributor (located in Illinois, USA) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

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