Sagging pants is a common phenomenon in today’s fashion world. It has surpassed all forms of divides among people, and has been embraced as a new way of life. The practice is not limited to men, but a good number of ladies can be spotted sagging pants in our streets. I must admit that I have no information about the origin of the practice, but if I look at the people associated with it, I would be right to say that the practice came into being in the late 90s, early 00s. To many, sagging pants is an expression of their lifestyle, a right the fully exercise. It reflects their tastes and preferences, in so many ways. The impression created by an individual, without any form of contact can tell what type of food he likes, music, movies, the kind of ladies they date, and so on.
Sagging pants is also considered a form of expression of belongingness, or membership to a particular group/s of people, class or status. Entertainment has taken the center stage or platform to practice the habit as is reflected by celebrities. These role models have greatly impacted their funs, to a point of hypnotically copying all forms of behavior and dressing, just to identify with them. Teenagers as well as some adults do sag freely in public to show their various forms of affiliations, either to a certain fashion group, or gang group or a particular celebrity.
However, as much as every one of us is free to express ourselves as we desire, some form of expression do more harm than good to our wellbeing. I am more relaxed with teenagers sagging pants, for that may be a way to satisfy their need of recognition. The bad involves adults who do the same. Probably, they failed, not only to outgrow the habit, but to realize the impact it has on their lives. I cannot fathom the thought of a father sagging his pants, in the presence of his children, but these cases are there. To many, pants -sagging father are an example of parents who manage their families by wondering about. They tend to lack some form of seriousness and responsibility with their lives and families, and result to hurting their loved ones. In addition, pant sagging negatively impacts the society. Have you ever gone to a place only to be met by a pant sagging individual/s? You will acknowledge the feeling of insecurity quickly sets in. you become more aware of your surroundings and are ready to move out should you feel fearful. The correlation between pant sagging people, and crime is almost definite. It is important to note that not all pant sagging individuals are criminals or violent.
This habit constitutes the ugly part of sagging, when it comes to completion of major milestones such as obtaining a college degree, or being a successful parent or being successful in the business world. You will find that people who practice it are not anywhere to be found, except a handful. There is very little information about the correlation between the habit and success in life, however from a general point of view; the two do not go hand in hand. The impact to the community cannot be ignored. It so happens that, as much as the habit tends to take hold in high schools, many students tend to drop out. Those who make through don’t pursue high education opportunities or other opportunities, but end up in drugs and other life wasters. Many end up with broken marriages, and failed professions. I am certainly convinced that, the habit has some hold on people that it pulls them down. The good news is it is a habit that can easily be eradicated, if one decides to depart from it. Everything we do has some impact, big or small. Our dressing up gives the very first impression, especially when looking for job opportunities.