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Uniforms are demoralizing. I can see why schools like them. Spirit… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
Uniforms are demoralizing. I can see why schools like them. Spirit breakers.

I don't feel like myself. Its really strange. It does make dressing more efficient though.
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suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: June 29th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I misread that as "Unicorns are demoralizing." I agreed.
smed From: smed Date: June 29th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
But they're so easy!
tandu From: tandu Date: June 29th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uniforms are useful. The allow you to separate yourself from what you're doing. That's good if say, you're a priest, and you deal with emotionally draining crap, or have to separate your personal life from your vocation. Or a Police Officer on duty, and you can take off your uniform and leave some of your work at work.

It's not so good if say, you're rounding up a group of people and shooting them.

Just a tool, that's all. :-)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 29th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Interestingly enough

I consider my uniform to be an emblem of pride. It's something I've earned and continue to earn through the service I provide.

I'm often times torn between general feelings of "do anything to get the job done; if I have to cook in my underwear I will" and feelings of "not having my coat and apron is a smack in the face that makes me want to cry".
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 29th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
All of the comments so far are prime examples of the difference between uniforms that set you apart and uniforms that make you the same. A police, priest, or chef uniform are seen as symbols that set one apart from the rest as part of a special class that is known to have special skills or traits. A golf shirt and khaki pants in an office environment where everyone else has the same thing just make you the same as everyone else. That's what makes it so depressing.
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: June 29th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh. I keep forgetting to log in. That was from me.

I wanted to add that wearing the uniform of a specialist can be a point of pride whereas wearing the uniform of a drone cannot.
devianttouch From: devianttouch Date: June 30th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I went to a high school with uniforms, and it was a real blessing. I didn't feel they were demoralizing, I felt they prevented people from being assholes about the clothing of others. They also meant people had to be more creative about finding ways to show individuality - socks/stockings, hair ribbons, backpacks etc.
blackdreams From: blackdreams Date: July 2nd, 2007 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I fully agree. I once had to ware this really horrible polyester striped pants & shirt with puffy sleeves for a job as a dishwasher.

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