Byproduct of the "verisimilitude" office-politics game. Favorite maxim: "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have."
Notorious fact of life: People who spend the most time in their bosses' offices get the promotion ..... not the best workers. A study found that fast risers spent up to 41% of their time in with the boss. Face time counts.
I was also told about a medium-sized oil company's CEO, who used to cull his staff based on their wardrobe. Guys who dressed like NYPD Blue's Andy Sipowicz (tie, short sleeves) got run off. The company uniform, completely undeclared and unadvertised, was suits with pocketless suitpants, pocketless white oxford-cloth shirts, and conservative shoes and ties. And persons making a presentation were expected never to have anything in hand -- not even a pencil. Of course, people weren't told this -- the boss was looking for people who knew to look for fashion cues from the top (the most sequacious, power-junkie people, IOW) and get with the program on their own.
We are so inundated with electronics, constant connections with others for no reason at all except daily routines, ... it creates in us a need for these constant contacts. Pointless they may be. Harmless, mostly. What it tends to prevent is any deep thinking, mulling over the conditions of this world, and any artistic or creative direction, be it painting, writing, poetry, discovery, or inventive ideas, etc.
I fear for the future, we may well be hooked up and have to receive down loads directly into our brains. How terrifying is that?
Father God, we know thou art the creator of the universe, we praise and trust thy Scriptures, we look to thee to watch over thy peoples, we belong to thee in our desire to please and love thee, we ask for direction in these troubling times, without thee we can do no thing, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others who trespasses against us, let us not be deceived. Help us in this day and this coming year, we cry out for the peace of Israel, Jerusalem, for the persecuted believers, and for America, bless the lost, our enemies, our leaders and restore us to our faith in thee daily, we thank thee for thy myriad blessings showered upon us daily, in Jesus name, amen.