Drawing The Line Between Myself And The Joneses

Once upon a time it was pointed out that “keeping up with the Jones’s” was something to take note of.

Society had lost itself within a cloud of materialism.

We are repeating this same idolatry with a Kardashian world. Using our own bodies to materialize society and not allow them to be the beautiful treasures that were given.

I would love for people to take a moment and think about the love they share of their newborn baby. No matter how what that child looks like……you accept it, love it, and cherish that fact that it came to life.

Why then do we lose that same love as we age? Why do we give in so easily to the idea that we need to add toxins into our bodies that plump, lift, and/or alter them to fit in to an image that wasn’t given to us? Why do we need to all look the same and fit whatever standard is the newest trend of the decade?

I’ve fallen prey to wanting to look my best and still subscribe to it. I like that I can feel good when I’ve added a little mascara or lipgloss and face the world we live in with more self confidence……but where does the line get drawn?

That’s the question of the day: Where do we draw the line for ourselves?

Should anyone else have manipulative ability through social, political, and/or media outlets to control the line for us or do they get to push the envelope to the point that we don’t recognize ourselves anymore?

Published by kmwilkerson

I am single mother of a 15 year old special needs son. I turned away from the corporate world that was supporting us to be home more with my son and manage my own physical illnesses that crept up on us. Two years ago I decided to take up writing (which was something I loved doing as the younger me) and I just published my first book, with many more in the making. I strive to leave a legacy for my son that could assist in his unknown future once I am gone.

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