Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Benefits of Being Human

Many times people function based on a dichotomous thought process where everything is good or bad, black or white, old or new, etc. This is understandable because it can make things much simpler. It's a lot easier to measure things according to two extremes as opposed to always considering a realm of possibility. However it is important to note the affects of such a mentality. It can be down right detrimental to the very core of our being as individuals and stifle our growth.

The hazards of this dichotomous way of thinking as applied to the human being can spread to various areas of the day-to-day experience. The one that is most evident is the capacity for fabulous-ness. As people we've been conditioned in our society to think of everyone as male or female and prescribe very specific styles of dress to each gender. I agree that to a certain extent it is necessary to adjust sizing and practical things of that nature according to the differing body types. However, I think the restrictions put onto men and women with regards to the way they're "supposed" to look is quite oppressive.

Not only does it put limits on the range of self expression through the art of self decoration but it also tends to force people to under perform in the style department. Men especially. The rules around being seen as masculine are to rigid that it can lead to a male feeling obligated to slack on their aesthetics. The pressures to be perceived as feminine can ruin a woman. It gets very complex, but that's as far as I wish to take that. If we allows the ourselves to be a human careless of the gender role we can reach our full potential to be out most fabulous selves. That's just one of the many benefits of being human.

I have recently come across someone who I believe to be a fine example of a glamor that transcends gender.

Edwen Vargas

He inspires me! Try unlimiting yourself in order to reach your full potential.

Bunches of Love <3
Ronnell ;~]