Month: January 2017

Everyone’s got opinions

Everyone’s got opinions. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and some people like to express their opinions more than others. We’re all different and we’re all humans after all. I was chatting with someone recently about changing my hair colour, and they suddenly came out with “I really hate it when people dye their hair a bright colour like blue, I just don’t understand it and I don’t think it looks nice”. Ordinarily I would have just accepted that, but this time I couldn’t help but think: Why? It doesn’t hurt or upset anybody, it’s not causing any problems, you don’t have to have it personally, so what difference does it make? Why do you feel the need to have such an opinion? Why is it necessary? Expressing such opinions would only cause more harm than good: you run the risk upsetting someone and I can think of no benefits whatsoever. Having blue hair might be someones childhood dream or could boost their confidence and give them the feel good factor. Who are we to say this is wrong? Having processed this information I responded “well it doesn’t really make any difference to your life so why do you care?” To which they didn’t have an answer. Another recent example was when one of my friends told me they had become vegan. When I mentioned this to other...

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Save it for Best

“Save it for best.” This is a phrase of which I am sure I am not the only one to hear in their lifetime. Whether it be a fancy crystal champagne glass, a designer bag or French lace underwear, this seems to be the ‘go to’ comment of so many. As I have got older, I have started to wonder: You might not make it to tomorrow, let alone to this “best” day, imagined by another person. I don’t mean to sound morbid, but what if this “best” day never comes around? Or worse yet, what if this “best” time comes and goes, without you having known in advance that it was to be your “best” occasion? Today could well be your best day. But today could also be your less-than-best day… in which case, burning the £30 Yankee candle that has been gathering dust under your bed for the past 8 years, may well improve it. In the grand scheme of things, does it really matter how much something cost? If it makes you happy, then USE IT. Brave the rat race with your designer handbag, wear the French lace underwear and drink lambrini out of that crystal champagne glass. Don’t wait for a better today. Make today better. You flippin’ well deserve...

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