SEEK BEAUTY AND--- IGNORE THE REST.
No, I never expected that—from year to year--- life would remain the same but—I could not have predicted that appearing Classy and Elegant, Attractive, Physically- Appealing while striving to be admired…would be so rudely- replaced with what I see now--every day--from Walmart to Olive Garden; from the Bank to the Doctor’s Office. Unattractive bodies un-dressed in outrageous outfits are everywhere.
I choose to click-beyond Television’s Nasty and Ugly Reality Shows but…I have no choice when it comes to what I see on full-public display at any-time-of-the-day. I can’t ignore the huge-floppy breasts, bouncing stomachs, and jiggling/flabby butts spilling out-under-and-over tights and tank tops…nor can I avoid the beastly-men…many without teeth….who strut around grocery stores in low-riding cutoffs, completely shirtless, proudly displaying their multiple tattoos, huge bellies, and hairy butt-cracks.
In the Fifties and Sixties, most people believed appearance was everything. We were judged by how we looked, how we dressed, how we used our manners, and how we treated others. Women took pride in keeping a nice house and….most women began every day with their hair styled, full makeup, and attractively dressed even when cooking, cleaning, and doing yardwork. Those were the days when no respectable woman would have answered the door without being properly dressed and fully “made up”.
In the fifties, even men were particular about their appearance. They were always shaved, nicely dressed, shoes well-shined, and everything about them appeared poised and polished. I don’t remember ever seeing any man in my past--whether he was a businessman, the banker, the yardman or even the plumber-- who ever looked sloppy, ill-kept or shabbily-dressed. And.....I never saw any males proudly-display their “nasty-fat bellies or embarrasingly-big breasts or spongy big-butts"….in public.
TOO-BAD I CAN'T SAY THAT ABOUT MALES OR FEMALES TODAY.
I find it insulting that people today show too-much of their worst features. Why haven’t they learned that being well-dressed can hide the ugly-bad while accenting the good?!?!? What ever happened to thinking of yourself as a "role model" for others?!?!?!
Statistics show that people weigh more today than they did in the fifties. It’s been proved that people eat more, exercise less, and actually….don’t give a damn about being fatter, less healthy, and less attractive.
I’m convinced that along with more food, overweight people also consume more drugs. The combination is lethal. Drugs cause side effects that include food cravings. Also, many of today’s meats and vegetables have been treated with hormones and additives to improve their look, taste, and shelf-life and….these additions upset the body’s chemistry. As a result, one out of every three people is over-weight. Compared to other generations, today's teenagers are heavier than other teenagers at the same age. Obesity is becoming the new normal.
Okay, I can't solve the World's Many Problems...regardless of what I write, think, or say. Clearly, I can't make people care about their appearance or change their attitudes about good manners or classic elegance so.....My advice to the rest of us who still care about Traditional Values is: Try To Keep Life Simple.
Eat; Exercise; Work- then-Play--At-A-Scheduled and-Specific-Time-- the same way, day after day. Keep your look and your attitude simple but consistent. Above all else…please yourself rather than others.
Accomplish something every day….whether its washing the car, completing your to-do list, calling a long-ago friend, or painting a picture. Remember to keep looking in the mirror and loving the person looking back at you and, most of all…reward yourself for each accomplishment by eating a piece of chocolate…like me.