An Inside Story 46
OUR MANY FACES…
DURING an average day, most of us will unconsciously play many different roles depending on whose company we are in. We tend to act the way we believe other people expect us to act and of course – vice versa. It is a rare human being indeed, who can remain independent and act naturally without being influenced by others.
The only time that our true personality has a chance of showing itself is when we are alone, and even then – for some of us – self loathing and dislike for our body can be so overbearing that we cannot for example, stand to look at our reflection in the mirror without wearing a covering of paint…. For some of us, even that is not enough.
One example is a man in his 50’s, who once admitted that in all the years he had been shaving, he never once was able to look at himself eye to eye in the mirror. He had to look askance while lathering his stubble. When asked why, he screwed up his nose in disgust and said he did not like himself and the way he looked sickened him.
In the UK, the Daily Mail reported that around one third of women will not step outside their house without putting some war paint on first – even if they’re only going shopping for groceries. Six out of ten wouldn’t consider going to work without it – and almost half of all women say they prefer wearing cosmetics than going bare-faced.
For some, it’s no different even when they’re at home. One in ten of those polled admitted they would never let their partner see them without a full face on. For many women; putting their make-up on is an important part of their day and the thought of people seeing them without it can be horrifying.
The poll also found that the wearing of cosmetics is not really about vanity. Cosmetics are seen as an essential. It’s about giving a woman confidence to succeed in every area of their life. This certainly seems to be the case for working women, who are convinced going without make-up, would damage their career prospects…
Dan’s Quote: “A celebrity is a person who works hard all their life to become well known…
_____________then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.”- Fred Allen
Inspiration for this article came from the writings of Eckhart Tolle, A Course In Miracles, Joel Kramer, Abraham, Vernon Howard, Many Others – and life itself.