a shoulder-padded world

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Hi,

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The 7 Habits came out just as we entered the 1990s. Suddenly, aspiring to be a `Master of the Universe' in a shoulder-padded world did not seem to satisfy, and people were ready for a different prescription for getting what they really wanted out of life.

What is the "shoulder-padded world"? Is it possible that the author implied the world of businessman? Just guest from the shoulder-padded suit, ha ha ha.

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It refers to the suits that women, especially, wore in the 1980s.;-)
 

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tdol said:
It refers to the suits that women, especially, wore in the 1980s.;-)

so, from the context, is it supposed to imply the "world of high society" or "world of wealth" instead of "world of businessman"?

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beeja said:
Hi,

From the following context:

The 7 Habits came out just as we entered the 1990s. Suddenly, aspiring to be a `Master of the Universe' in a shoulder-padded world did not seem to satisfy, and people were ready for a different prescription for getting what they really wanted out of life.

What is the "shoulder-padded world"? Is it possible that the author implied the world of businessman? Just guest from the shoulder-padded suit, ha ha ha.

Tks, :D

The world of women in business. Women wore suits and blouses that had shoulder pads sewn into the garment. It made the upper part of the torso look wider, stronger. :) In nature, the male mammal tends to have a wider upper-torso which makes the male look bigger and hence stronger.
 

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Casiopea said:
The world of women in business. Women wore suits and blouses that had shoulder pads sewn into the garment. It made the upper part of the torso look wider, stronger. :) In nature, the male mammal tends to have a wider upper-torso which makes the male look bigger and hence stronger.

thank you..u..u.u.

I need a very specific explanation, u know, i don't want to translate them into my language if I'm still unclear. That's why I always ask a lot of weird questions. :D

Tks again.
 

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beeja said:
Casiopea said:
The world of women in business. Women wore suits and blouses that had shoulder pads sewn into the garment. It made the upper part of the torso look wider, stronger. :) In nature, the male mammal tends to have a wider upper-torso which makes the male look bigger and hence stronger.

thank you..u..u.u.

I need a very specific explanation, u know, i don't want to translate them into my language if I'm still unclear. That's why I always ask a lot of weird questions. :D

Tks again.

I don't think your questions are weird at all; if anything, you should ask more questions. :D

All the best,
 
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