Vanity – Good, Bad and Ugly
Vanity isn’t easy
Being a father isn’t easy. I have good days and bad days and every day in between. I have days where I don’t feel good (now) and days where I feel like I could take on the world (sometime in the last week I am sure.) No matter how I feel though I can always count on one thing, my vanity.
Vanity – The Good
Some people would say it’s not good for a person to have vanity but I tend to disagree. I believe vanity can become a good thing when used in moderation. People that have a healthy outlook on life and on themselves tend to have a better chance for success in things they do. I know for myself, if I discover I have done something wrong it makes me want to try harder. It makes me want to show others that I can do and become a better person. It is only through my vanity and self-pride that I want to work harder to succeed.
Vanity – The Bad
Vanity does it have its drawbacks. Recently, I have thought a lot about getting older and I am not always to fond of what I see. Being a man, I know that as we get older we tend to grow more hairs in places we would rather not have them; e.g. ears, nose and back. I might live with being a little hairier. My problem is when the extra hairs start becoming a little grayer because then it starts making me have a bad day. Just this week, I found a gray hair in my eyebrow. Since I have vanity on my side I looked at it with awe and disbelief. I then did what my vanity told me to do. I took out a pair of tweezers and quickly disposed of the evidence (I also did the stupid thing and told my wife and she laughed continually for over an hour.)
Vanity – The Ugly
Society tells men their whole lives that gray hair makes a man distinguished. My personal belief is that people tell men this so we don’t think about how are children are working towards making us completely gray. Let’s be honest for one second…society emphasizes youth.
We may see a movie with an older man getting the younger girl but in reality do they stay together? The answer is no. They do not. She wants the younger man. She knows the ugly truth, no matter how much money he has he will never be able to keep up with her. She might stay with him. She might say she loves him (all for the money) but she will probably have a younger man on the side (who can keep up with her.)
5 Ways to know you are truly vain
1. Getting older doesn’t concern you. What does concern you is the skyrocketing cost of plastic surgery in your area. You have discovered it much more affordable in other countries.
2. You have all your clothes categorized by seasons, colors and style and it still takes you 30 minutes to pick something out to wear for the day.
3. You get excited by looking for styling product coupons in the Sunday newspaper. When you do find one you immediately do a little dance and yell, “yes!”
4. You automatically turn your head and smile when you hear someone say cheese.
5. You find yourself looking for mirrors where ever you go. You want to make sure you hair, teeth and clothes are at their best.
Hot guy or parent???
I am not saying that I am overly vain but it sure didn’t hurt my reputation when I was able to write Hot Guy or Parent. In fact it might have confirmed what I already knew. I might have a little vanity in me!
Everyone has a bit of vanity in them. What are you vain about? Tell me in the comments.
Be sure to check out Andi-Roo at TheWorld4Realz who is writing about a month of controversy in the A to Z +1 August blogging challenge with me! Today is the letter “V” for Vanity – Good, Bad and Ugly!
Tags: being a man
, better chance
, self pride
, stupid thing