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Friday, February 20, 2009

You did what?

Many people these days are in love with material possessions and themselves. It's common to see them share openly these loves with thousands on the net. Providing information of the like is not necessarily all bad, but many space dwellers are being viewed by others as mere glam, plastic products of their electronic environments. It's interesting viewing such profiles, yet I am amazed by predominant attitudes held by lots of my fellow internet users. Profiles sometimes reveal anger, resentment, and downright conceit as attractive attributes. Do I really care to know the following? 1. You want me to see your new "tat." 2. You want other bitches to beware. 3. You want any people jealous of you to hate you. 4. You think no one can "touch" your talents and looks. 5. You are a wicked attraction or a tremendous danger to enemies. 6. You are sexually attracted to this or that. 7. You care about yourself more than any other person. 8. You encourage or participate in illegal activities. How about a "shout out" for the meek? Portraying more than T&A or Gangsta attributes, a beautiful, gracious person can use the same space to exhibit a talented, intelligent mind. Just as pretty or internally tough as the diva or the thug, this person can positively influence the readers. Whatever happened to a softer approach? Indeed, many may be craving to see more innocence and common sense than glitter, glamour, shock and false ideals. How refreshing to read about real people who care about other people, not promote themselves or slander others. The titles "lady" and "gentleman" would be appropriate for the real worthy beautiful people. Granted, Madison Avenue and the media has splattered us with images and messages full of the love of money, power, and raw sex. And true, some of us have bought the idea that pleasure and possessions are the keys to happiness in our lives. There seems to be the conception today that any means available to getting these keys is acceptable-- the drug, the gun, the belittlement of competition. But, how about the people who still believe in earning their positions through work and respect? They exude a silent confidence I find irresistible. Most truly beautiful, successful people don't need to announce themselves as kings and queens of their domains. Nor do they need to surround themselves with opulence nor dress themselves in revealing clothes nor make claims about their incredible prowess. Instead, they merely spread their love and beauty when they show care and respect to all people. This transforms them from being slaves to trends, peer pressure, and fashion into being unique, attractive human beings. Isn't this really the aim of our lives?
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