Wednesday, September 6, 2017
I was watching a commercial on TV the other day. This nice lady was apparently a Beauty Expert. In know she was a beauty expert, because she said she was a beauty expert. She was espousing the benefits of a new product that reduced wrinkles. This product is effective as it uses silicates from shale.
My immediate thought was,
“Of course, silicates from shale. Why didn’t I think of that? Those silicates from shale just get in your skin and flatten out any wrinkles…makes sense to me.”
Well I didn’t think of that because I am not a beauty expert. I further thought,
“Why not, I could become a beauty expert. I like beauty.”
I checked on Google and there are many, many beauty expert schools available.
Pretty much all of them teach you how to apply makeup. Personally, I don’t like makeup that much, but then I am not a beauty expert.
Some of them were about getting thin. Personally I don’t get the skinny thing, especially for women, I prefer a little cushion and a little jiggle, but then I am not a beauty expert.
Got me to thinking, what is beauty? If it is in fact in the eye of the holder, how hard is it to be an expert? If you are the holder of an eye, are you a beauty expert.
I know all about walking. I know how to do it, I could even instruct a novice on how to do it. I have taught four individuals to walk and to this day they are still very good at walking. I am a walking expert!
I can talk, I learned at a very early age. I also instructed the same four walking students in how to talk and to this day they are still talking. I am a speech expert.
Perhaps we sometimes throw this “Expert” title around too loosely.
Sleep experts tell us what kind of pillow to sleep on. I have been sleeping for years. All my pillows work pretty well. I’ve fallen asleep on a chair, standing up, under a bar stool, even watching a movie in a theater. Clearly, I am a sleep expert.
Maybe I am also a beauty expert.
What is beauty? Is it like pornography…I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I see it?
I do know this, if you have no manners, treat people like crap, judge others by superficial things, and think only your ideas are correct, or that your poop don’t stink, there is no amount of silicates from shale that will have you pass my beauty test.
But then I am not a beauty expert.