Mannequins and Real Life – The Conversion
There is always a divide between the things we think about and the things that actually are. As a wise man once said “the world can never live up to our expectations.” This is because of a fundamental divide between what goes on in our heads and what actually exists. Essentially, our minds are copy machines of reality but they have a distinct advantage in that they do not have to follow the laws of physics for example.
This being the case we as people need to utilize our intellectual and imaginative capacities to improve our standard of living and way of life in general. How are we to do this? By using science and scientific methods to harness the raw power and fertility of nature, and then subjecting it to our will. This will enable us to be productive and independent of the whims and caprices of nature. It is a win-win situation.
But what I want to talk about today is something else entirely. I want to make a comment about the clothing industry. You see, what they must not understand over there in china of wherever else they manufacture the clothing we wear is that the standard sizes are not very standard. I know that all clothing looks good on a mannequin but people do not simply fit into small, medium, or large. As a matter of fact we can be put into general categories so long as all of the companies keep to the same measurements!
Don’t get me wrong, I love to shop and I love window shopping were I get to see all the latest fashion on perfect mannequins. But the transition form mannequin to real live person has to be improved in a major way. This is the sum of this thought. There is a gap between what we might think will work in a lab and what will actually work in real life. Understanding and mastering this difference is what will increase efficiency in the long run.