I was on the bus to work one morning, when a man boarded a couple of stops later. It did not take long to realise that he was mentally unsound from the way he was mumbling and shouting vulgarities to himself incessantly, for a whole dreaded – what seemed like eternity – 45 minutes journey. By the time I alighted, my head was heavy and antagonised from the verbal abuse (though not directed at me). Stepping into the office, I struggled with the keys, rattled the doorknob, and slammed the door open, causing a colleague to jump where she was sitting. Even the seconds and minutes following it, I did not think of my behaviour to be significantly deviant enough to apologise or to reflect on.
Ask anyone around you if they ever tire of receiving compliments, and I believe it would be a ‘no’. Ask again if their partner has complimented them at least once yesterday, if not the past week… or the past month?
First impressions are formed within seven seconds! Yes, seven grand seconds. And how you look and act contributes a whopping 55% to this first impression. Undeniably, appearance matters. In fact, good grooming projects a healthy self-esteem and the pride one takes in presenting him/herself to the world. However, what if the importance placed on appearance becomes grossly imbalanced with the grooming of the mind?
While ‘vulgarity’ is the synonym of ‘inelegance’, if ‘inelegance’ is likened to a crippled swan, ‘vulgarity’ then conjures up a squawking, pecking one on steriods, with broken, barb-baring feathers, poking out from haphazardous flapping wings. No, I’ve not seen one before, yet this non-existing swan pretty much ‘birdify’, what a person who uses vulgarities is – lack of self-restrain and just plain ugly.
Her husband says: “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve surpassed them all!”
She Is A Beauty is an open-ended piece of literature that will continuously journal an anonymous woman of beauty.
A gift can speak volumes about how much you know your partner – or otherwise. Most of us have been both recipient and giver of a gift that conveys nothing apart from the object that it is.
The species of Gentleman is classified endangered nowadays. With the evolvement of mankind sniffing out potential returns before moving a gracious limb, not many care about modern chivalry these days.