I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about appearances. I’ve been thinking about the way we perceive people . Or maybe it’s more about how desperately we feel like we need to control the way people perceive us. We don’t want anybody to get the wrong idea. They can’t have the wrong concept.

Why do we need a concept, anyhow? Can’t we just exsist, let life take it’s course and relish in experiences?

I guess that’s what annoys me most.

That I see how others get so wrapped up in trying to keep a concept going that they miss the things that really matter. The moments of their lives. Like being so worried about their kids having brand name “stuff”, instead of worrying how much time they are spending with them and what’s going on with them. Is their image a direct reflection of themselves? And if that’s the case then what about their behavior? What does that say? Why isn’t that what’s most important? And why is it ALWAYS someone elses fault.

Is it because we as a society are more worried about what others will think than how WE feel about ourselves? And who’s to say society’s perception isn’t fucked up, anyhow?


I don’t know where I’m going with this. They were just thoughts trapped in my head that needed some space for release.

4 thoughts on “Appearances

  1. “All the school kids so sick of books,  they like the punk and the metal bands When the buzzer rings (oh way oh), they’re walkin’ like an Egyptian”

  2. One of the worst concerts I ever saw was the Bangles. THE worst was the Eagles.
    As far as your entry goes, happiness comes from within. Be happy with yourself. If the rest of the world doesn’t like it, fuck ’em.

  3. Society is definitely screwed up these days.  People are so appearance-focused; the majority of parents (present company EXCLUDED) farm their kids out to others to raise, or plunk them in front of the TV; and, like you said, everything is about STUFF.  Spend TIME, not MONEY.
    Congratulations on 11.8 pounds lost!  Great job!!

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