Why do we pay so much attention to fashion and other things that society tries to fool us with, so that we don’t waste time expanding our brain?
I was a perfect nightmare to fashion conscious classmates of mine, from school, due to tonsillitis I used to wrap my neck with ugliest looking comforters and had to wear extra woolens, which was a nightmare for my friends, so many times they tried to stop me but failed because there was no question of tormenting my body, with time I realized how vain their way of looking at the world was.
I started wearing sari at a very early age and ever since then I have been in love with those five yard wraps, even though I absolutely love them I don’t wear them. 🙂 because I don’t like the garbage on the roads and saris do touch the ground when we walk, sorry! I rather prefer salwar suits that stay an inch above ground. Even though people directly or indirectly try to persuade me I don’t give them a hoot.
I wear flipflops even when I am out on the street, reason I am allergic to leather and after hunting high and low for comfortable non-leather footwear I have failed to buy some, yeah I wasted almost a couple of thousand rupees in last 15 years before giving up, I don’t have any female friends but if I had I am certain that they would have preached me to no end to try leather shoes ;p
I don’t wear any kind of make-ups I was always a bit fidgety about wearing something on my skin, I was content with bindi, lipstick/gloss (no kajal, eyeliner or foundation/make-up for me, every in life), even though a lot of my lady friends tried to hook me to them, saying they look good, I look bland etc. Actually I don’t wear any jewelry either.
Now, what do I get from these? Well a skin without much problems and a happy heart that ignores what others think about my looks!
I have seen too much make up not only ruins skin but decreases the looks too, seen some real beauties putting up makeup and looking like mannequins. So, I think most women do it because “others ask them to do it”. This is another habit we may practice with caution.