Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The truth!

You have to check out this post on Skwigg's blog. It's eye-opening and something everyone should see. And it goes along with one of my favorite quotes, which reads:

Perfection is not of this world.

So striving for excellence? Fantastic! But shooting for that which cannot be achieved? It's a setup for chronic discontent for the rest of your life!

Also, if you get a chance, listen to Macy Gray's song, "I am not my hair." I know I've written about this before, but I certainly could use a reminder. Here's the chorus:

I am not my hair.
I am not this skin.
I am not your expectations of me.

I am not my hair.
I am not this skin.
I am the soul that lives within.

3 comments:

Eileen said...

I saw that earlier today and promptly emailed it to my daughters (14 and 10).

Precisely why I did not renew my subscription to Oxygen...

Brit-Man said...

I have written something short and succinct like that before, on my blog or somewhere else.

The point I had made at the time was, physical perfection to me almost definitely doesn't exist, the perfect body almost definitely doesn't exist.

Even if there was a .01% chance of getting it, you'd never keep it, for longer than 24 hours, because your physical systems are not that accepting, for you to stay like that, unless every single calorie, drop of water, second of sleep etc etc, that made you what you'd become, was replicated exactly, every single day, and nobody is capable of such a perfectionist approach to life. Life circumstance and fate, don't work that harmoniously, or symbiotically for anybody.

Whatever perfection would be, to aim for it is fine, to believe it a future reality is dillusion, but if you aim for the best possible physical outcome, you will be more likely to get there, even if you achieve 92% physical perfection, it's better than aiming for 90%, and maybe getting 85%.

I saw a site once where they said you follow a body tracking system, and use one of their Fat Burners, and you'd look like the people in the end pictures in about 12 weeks.

The woman in particular, had looked a little untoned, not fat, just loose, and suddenly gotten a flat stomach, tight firm limbs, and toro, and died her brown hair blonde, and had a tan and sunglasses.

Plus in the before photos, she was further away from camera, and the only similarities were the Nose and Chin, which were difficult to compare, due to the lighting, and the different distances away from the camera.

Sasme with the guy, he'd suddenly changed his hairstyle, replaced his gut with a 6-pac, gained about another 10-20 lb's of muscle, and was tanned with sunglasses, and no beard, plus he was also further away from the camera in the first photo

So without the beard as well, the only way to tell it might be him was compare the Noses.

They even said, if you signed up for this thing, paid about $15 I think, you had to use one of their Fat Burner products, it was part of the deal, as tehre was something like a $500 prize on offer. Probably incase not enough people signed up, so they'd make up for the $500 overhead, with money off Fat Burners. Things which I loathe more and more each time I hear about them. I found that cluse in the registration agreement deplorable, and unethical.

So yes I totally agree Leslie, in some cases beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, it's placed into the mind of the beholder, by people who know how to cover up the truth.

Keep up the hard work and best wishes.

:-) :-).

Matt

oldLobo said...

It's not just the super models and movie stars. A lot of world-class athletes are not what the appear to be, either, ie Floyd Landis, Justin Gatlin, etc. Anymore, I am very skeptical of all world-level athletic feats.