What Your Buttons and Zippers Tell Us About You

And, by the way, stop looking at my buttons and zippers.

If we really want to appreciate the power of culture in our lives, we need only look at how we button our shirts. Or how we zip up our jeans. It is somehow vitally important in our culture that women’s and men’s clothes button on opposite sides. It is important in our culture because ….. (I’ll leave you to fill in the blanks.)

Sometimes we like to hold onto traditions because – you know – that’s just the way things are. It’s just the way things work. Traditions can be fun. But sometimes …. we can revisit them and see things in a new way..

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