A definite must read! Unfortunately this lack of compassion in women is something that has been developing for years. Now that it has bled into the reality shows of today (which I do not watch), this sort of behavior has become more mainstream and an acceptable form of entertainment, of which I cannot understand. Beauty comes from within and should not be based on what is worn, but measured by the actions of your heart. A mean and ugly attitude is a mean and ugly attitude, no matter what makeup is used or how it’s dressed up. Something to think about!
Maybe it’s the discussion I went to last night with Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley addressing poverty in America that had me feeling some type of way when I woke up this morning to write this post. Or maybe it’s my quest to discover a deeper, more connected sense of self and my purpose that has me contemplating exactly how my actions as an individual affect the outcome of others in this world and in this country. I don’t know what it is but there’s a clarity that has opened my eyes far beyond seeing OBV as a simple beauty blog on the bandwagon with every other “fashionista” working to get samples and a contract with a big brand to endorse their products.
I’m talking about the value systems we have put in to place that is currently overshadowing our basic compassion for humanity. In truth, we are all suffering. Turn on Basket Ball Wives or Real Housewives anything and witness the suffering. Have you ever seen so many gorgeously ugly women in America? When did we start to adopt such a hateful distaste for each other?
Someone please tell me that Evelyn from BBW doesn’t need a hug. She recently launched a makeup line (which I do not endorse nor support for ethical and moral reasons) to help cover up the lack of love, true love she has in her life. What other than lack of love and spiritual morality makes a grown woman stand on a table and throw a drink in someone’s face? Red bottoms, fancy designer purses, million dollar bank accounts and the obsession that we have with the celebrity lifestyle aside, at what point do we use our mediums and voices to raise the concerns of the present time.
What would happen if Beyonce addressed the issue of 22% of our children in America not getting enough to eat? Would there be a revolution in the name of all that is Bey?
What if, instead of game shows like “Who Want’s to Be a Millionaire?” we supported shows like the infamous “Oprah’s Big Give” and redirected our attention away from fame, fortune and celebrity to that of the most simple and precious idea of all: That we are our brother’s keeper and to love thy neighbor as we love ourselves.
When did it become the norm to care more about the type of house that we live in than to care about whether or not a single mother has enough money to pay for daycare? Why are we paying Nene Leakes millions of dollars each year to spew hate, self-celebration and lack of compassion for anyone but herself?
Where are our value systems people? These are the people the generation is looking towards. If being pretty and soul-less is what success looks like, I’d rather be ugly doing God’s work.