My impossible dream.
Waggoner, J.L. (2004). My impossible dream. Waikato Journal of Education, 10, 239-249.
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The article presents the author's views on leisure studies. The author says, "I have always thought of myself as different. Different in the sense that while growing up I never, in my mind, seemed to fit into what society deemed "normal." For me this society was Southern California, home to movie stars and the latest fashion trends; the so-called "beautiful people." In the 1980s and 1990s, this society demanded a certain look that was anything but normal, and growing up in this shadow of influence, if you did not fit in "you knew it. It is still much the same today. Anywhere you go, advertisements and media coverage about beauty, diet and how to live bombard you. People who stand out are often targeted and made fun of for being and looking different from the ideal.
Faculty of Education, University of Waikato
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