You’re Doing It Wrong

Sometimes, I don’t understand the society around me.

A society where a woman who is going out to dinner with three other females finds it so urgent to get hair extensions, in addition to changing her whole (already overdone) makeup in record time. I won’t even get started on the outfit.

I mean, who are you trying to impress?

Will you meet the man of your dreams on this very night and the only way to his heart is having longer, thicker hair and perfectly drawn eyebrows?

Or do you fear not being the prettiest one there, not having the attention you so crave?

I just don’t get it.


Why must we constantly associate being a woman with looking at our very best at every single occasion?

I never knew it was so wrong to just put on a pair of jeans and pull up the hair in a ponytail and just go enjoy some good food in the company of good friends, not thinking about what other people have to say.

This is a time when women are doing everything they can to change the stereotypes. More and more of us are getting into fields that have long been considered “manly.” Many are rising to top positions in their companies. Some are even working mothers who dedicate just as much time to their family as they do to their jobs (take that society that thinks we can’t!). They also take good care of themselves because being pretty and doing something substantial are not mutually exclusive as you’ve been led to believe.

These women are successful, they are happy, they are fulfilled.

That’s impressive.

And they should be role models to us all.

Spending hours at the hairdresser and the beauty salon only to end up looking like a duplicate of every blonde Lebanese Barbie out there is not.

You might think that it will get you somewhere, but it won’t be too far.

Looks do not last forever.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Very well said. I couldn’t agree more and my wife said to tell you that you you must be a mind reader as she thinks exactly the way you do on the issue.

    1. TK says:

      I’m really happy to seeing you commenting again. It’s been a while! All is well?

      Cheers to you and your wife.

      1. Thanks. Everything here is now AOK.

  2. chirineajouz says:

    I totally agree with you but you might be surprised that there are a lot of women like you and me out there…more than you imagine! So cheers to all of us…the real women!!!

    1. TK says:

      I’m not surprised at all as I am surrounded by such great real women. It’s such a shame though that the prevalent thinking is appearance over character.

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