Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Wonder

Why is the grass always greener on the other side? We Indians will use all kinds of creams and lotions and turmeric and what have you, to make our complexion fairer. And the Americans, they spend money on tanning salons (and beach trips, when time permits) to get a tan. Those of us with wavy hair want it straightened out, and those with straight hair will want to get it curled or permed. Why can't we just come to terms with the way we are, the way we look? How does it matter, really, if our looks are a little imperfect? How does it matter if you have a few strands of hair flying out of place, or a few crooked teeth? What matters is how comfortable you are with yourself, how confident and happy you are about yourself, and how you carry yourself. I mean, well, of course, you need to be decently well-groomed. I'm not saying you can be as sloppy as you want or let your hair look like you just stepped out of a tornado. But some things are better left the way they were meant to be. Naturally.

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