Recently I took a serious look at my wardrobe. My friends are right – everything looks a bit brown and red. That’s because I went for colour-coding yonks ago (remember when that craze started ladies!), and I’ve stuck to it religiously. There’s no doubt it’s saved me money, and I’ve felt good in “my” Autumn colours. However, my booklet of swatches is only a guide, not my identity, and I’m ready for change.
Scientists have created a pill to prevent grey hair! You probably knew that was coming, but there are strings attached; according to the article - “Safety trials are being undertaken with volunteers around the world but L’Oreal acknowledges the pill’s real efficacy will not be proved until it has been on the market for at least a decade.”
No matter what time of life, we want to look good, and there are plenty of quick fixes for our fantasies and fears. Not always healthy.
I remember the craze when a pill was prescribed to help prevent severe sunburn, and at the same time give you a tan – the perfect combination for a pale-skinned teen, in a South African climate. No more lying on tinfoil painted with baby oil! Not much later those pills were recalled due to evidence of issues which could cause cancer. Sound familiar? It seems all too often that side effects of drugs outweigh the goodness they promise. Thanks to quick-tan! But, oh, to have no freckles.
Where does the wishing end?
What starts as a good idea can become stale, sometimes a bad habit, and even unhealthy. We really should check how we think of ourselves, which in turn directly affects our wellbeing, and even those around us.
There are far too many reports of people turning to surgery for happiness. And now we see world-wide recalls for things like breast implants. I could attach several links on the subject, but it’s unnecessary.
It’s said that beauty is skin deep. I’m learning that it’s thought-deep, and definitely lies in the eye of the beholder.
What are you thinking about yourself, and others? We have permission to toss out limited thinking, and this in turn could stop judgement of others.