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28. Would you say you “know what you like” in the area of fashion and clothing? If so, do you also know what you like in other areas of life, that is, are you generally good at discernment? Can you say where your discernment comes from, if you have it? Or if you don’t have it, why or why not?
I think my discernment comes from...the gut? Or it's purely instinctual. If I have to think about it and weigh the options, that means I probably don't really want it.
No, I feel like I don't know what I like. Like it could change. At the same time, I've worn pretty much the same type of thing for nearly forty years now. So...
Sometimes, because I'm a little indecisive I like a little bit of everything.
Except for writing and dressing, it almost seems it cannot matter that I can discern.
i have a good eye/ i can find the good thing. it's a knack.
Yes, developed after many years - just being true to myself and not worrying about what others think.
Yes to the clothing part. Yes, in other areas too. I have a great deal of discernment. I think it comes 1) naturally 2) from life experience and 3) from particularly hard challenges.
I'm quite good at making decisions - I inherited it from my mother. I do deliberate over them though, but once I've made the decision its done.. So yes, i think I am good at discernment, but I have no idea why.
Yes, very much so.
Yes, I can. yes, I can.
I think I might be too discerning, because I always know exactly what I do and don't like. I might just be "choosy".
I have clear discernment that comes from looking closely with my own eyes at the material world. I am confident in my own instincts so my visual perception is unclouded by what other people are doing/thinking/wearing.
Yes, definitely. I am not always conscious of it, but I can always identify patterns in everything I do, including how I dress. Pattern and routine calms me.
Yes, I would say that I have very discerning taste. It comes from passion.
Yes. I know what is or is not comfortable for me right away in all areas of life. Following through with that is an ongoing challenge
I know what I like in fashion. An all things artistic. The rest is a bit of a hodge podge and not quite decided.
Yes, yes and yes. I think it comes from wanting to get out of my small town and reading / watching all I could about grander places.
I wrote copy professionally as part of my job and one of my cardinal rules was to edit, edit, edit. I realized that this could be applied to all areas of my life: that I could curate what was part of my life, and what could be discarded.
I have had the purest faith in my judgement and discernment towards, books, art, fashion, decoration since I was 8 years old. I still have absolute faith and conviction in my opinions about everything having to do with art, fashion decoration, and design in general.
Indeed, I do know what I like, I always have. In life, in love, in issues... but the difficulty arises in the discernment.
Charles Bukowski says "An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way." I would love to think that quote applies to me, however, I often get bogged down in the language of it all. I have a reckless mind and a messy soul, so if I can still carry myself with dignity then it is a good day.
I have always known what I liked. I'm the person who always makes decisions because no one else wants to.