Analysis Of Wings By Macklemore

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“Wings” by Macklemore
Can a label really define you? Macklemore’s “Wings,” is about how a young boy is having trouble trying to see where he fits in. He wants to be cool and fit in , so he went to the extent of buying new Nike shoes, only to figure out that no one really cared nor noticed his new shoes at school. He is a victim of millions of other adults, teensagers, and children, of buying a product because society thinks its cool even though you aren't one hundred percent comfortable in it. Macklemore’s “Wings” conveys the message that Conspicuous Consumption does not define a person, and that people in today's society are showing their identity and status through buying brand named products so they can feel a sense of acceptance. In
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“And now I see it's just another pair of shoes,” (Macklemore.) This is when the boy finally realizes that his Nike shoes are just shoes and that there isn't anything special about them. The boy was so caught up in trying to show of his new shoes but then it ended up that no one really cared and noticed his shoes. He then realized that there is no big deal of having branded names, such as Nike shoes. Afterall, there are just shoes and all shoes have one thing in common, they are made to protect your feet from the ground. As long as a shoe does that, it doesn't matter what brand shoe or non-brand shoe you are wearing. Immediately, the young boy is challenged with the fact that, are wearing labeled things for your own sense of pride and feeling of superiority. He then figures out that it doesn't matter what shoes you wear, and that you shouldn't be caught up with society and and what's trending in society. In other words, by following society you are taking away your potential of being unique and your induality. So, towards the end another major lesson the boy learns is that you should wear whatever you want as long as you are comfortable in it. People in today's society should learn that wear something that you feel…show more content…
The reason for that is because he let society get in his head and made him believe that in order to be cool, accepted and ft in you need to be up to date and have all the current brands. However the boy soon realizes that by following society and going with society you are not being fair to yourself because by doing what society wants to you do you are losing your individuality. He then also figures out that don't wear stuff that people want to see you in, if you aren't comfortable in it, wear things that you want to wear and feel confident in what you wear. Don't be found guilty of buying products because that is what the of your friends, co-workers, actors, actresses, singers, etc are wearing. Also, brands, logos, and labels don't define you as a person and they are not they reason why people are accepted in society. You are accepted for who you are as a person and your personality. Macklemore’s “Wings” conveys the message that Conspicuous Consumption does not define a person, and that people in today's society are showing their identity and status through buying brand named products so they can feel a sense of acceptance. So my question to you is will you rather be accepted socially through the brands you have and wear or would you want to be accepted socially for who you are and by being
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