1. Sis was talking about how nice it was to lose weight & try on a top to realize that losing weight was worth it. She then adds that looking good is a side benefit...yet isn't it hypocritical to say beauty is a side benefit when you preening about that ALONE?
2. Then perhaps from that bout of praising the outfit, she goes to the phone & calls the store. RM89 for a black sleeveless top. Expensive, much? When I ask why must she buy it coz it is expensive, she says it's worth it & better than buying a lot of collared T-shirts, which I feel is an insult coz I wear it & it sounds like another bite about my weight.
I went back to read my article about my weight:
I am still the same person. I don't think I should lose weight to look beautiful, I hate people putting pressure on me to lose weight for that SUPERFICIAL reason. I am still angry & frustrated that people won't let me work it off at my own pace. Is it my fault that I sprained my ankle & cut off any chance to go walking/running?
Sure I get it that being slimmer will make you more confident but isn't that a shallow reason to get confident? I am happier knowing that I did many things on my own effort & did well on them.
Now here's the question posed by this article: ARE YOU SUPERFICIAL?
Let's have a look...
1. Do you spend at least 1 hr a day obsessing about celebrities? Whether it is watching celebrity news on TV, surfing about the latest outfits, the latest gossip etc.
2. Do you consider before buying a pricey outfit? Do you think of its practicality, its quality, & of course, the cost, rather than how you look when you tried it in the fittin room?
3. Do you think about going green, or about doing charity? Do you sympathize about the needy people?
4. Do you think overweight people are stupid & lazy? Likewise, do you think slim people are intelligent & perfect? What happen to the idea of inner beauty?
5. Do you think it's really worth it to pay extra because that product is branded? How silly is that?
If the answer is yes for more than 1 question, then you may be a superficial fish.
If these terms seem to fit your skin:
"Selfish, prefers extravagance, sense of entitlement, looking good is more important than comfort, believes in success in appearances, manipulative, not generous, has a need for applause, spoiled, gets angry when they don't get what they want, prefers instant gratification..."
You may be the epitome of materialism.
Yes this is a bitter post but one that had been waiting to be written. It's always important to be humble & to know the true value of things. Anger is useless; so is frustration. I will always feel this way when someone pokes me about my weight but I will deal with it better the next time.