A rant on silly quotes
I have this perma-rage face when I'm on Facebook, or on Twitter, sometimes. It's just that everyone loves posting these quotes that make me want to tear my hair out! Quotes about anything from religion, politics, love, friendship, to traveling, clothes, and shoes. Oh I love myself a good quote, but is it very hard for people to post ones that make sense? Enough with the one or two-liners that are purposefully vague or ridiculous hasty generalizations. Give me three paragraphs of solid life lessons, if that's what it takes!
(And can they please check the source too.)
I won't discuss religion or politics here because you won't like me very much if I told you what I thought, but I will talk about a recent fashion quote I saw on my timeline. It annoyed me rather badly; I took a few minutes to stew and even considered writing a chilly comment under the photo. But then, what's a blog for? :P
First of all, we are NOT made up of the same skin and bones. Some bones are tall, short, healthy, diseased. Skin can be dark, light, yellowish, pinkish, and so on. And don't even get me started about the hair color, eyes, mouth, and teeth! We are never physically exactly alike, unless we are twins.
Second, clothing is JUST one of the many, many things that define our identity. It's a fun way to let our personality be known, but it's insignificant compared to the things that we do, say, think, feel, and know. What we wear must never define who we are. It should be the other way around.
And who is Stefania Yarhi, now that we're at it? She's a Canadian fashion blogger. She posted the quote here, kinda like an afterthought, a brain fart if you will. I'm sure she doesn't mean anything serious by it. It's just that, when you take the quote on its own, it becomes just the kind of silly thing that silly girls love to repost on their social media networks.
I'm probably taking this too seriously. Sorry. I just don't want people to think that it's perfectly fine and normal to focus on the stuff they wear rather than what goes on between their ears.