Tag: Beauty

Reflections-Mirrors

Plain glass-reflection

Does making a reflection of our life a daily habit … a good thing?

Most of the time we try to reflect on ourselves.

Some say it’s good and some say it’s not worth spending the energy.

Who is our cruellest opponent?

It’s said reflection allows our brain to pause so that we are in a better position to interpret our experiences for a suitable future prediction.

My point is the brain is not allowed to rest from thoughts, hence the tendency to give wrong directions most of the time.

“Sometimes people don’t get sick from bacteria or a virus- -living organisms alien to the human body- -but from the human brain itself. Our brains can be our worst enemy, our cruellest opponent.”
Buket Uzuner

How often do you admire your beauty in the mirror?

I have noticed this human tendency, everybody looks into the mirror whenever they come across a mirror or shining glass, where ever they are located and admire themselves.

The mirror in the restrooms is always busy with the users,

Who are the vainest?

Men or women?

I know you, my friend, your quick answer is women.

You are wrong.

Men admire their reflection 23 times a day, while women just 16 times. Check this link

Mirror, mirror on the wall MEN are the vainest of them all

Mirror-Reflection  

“Don’t take mirrors seriously, your true reflection is in your heart” Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC- Reflections and Mirrors

Without Geometry life is pointless

Geometry by God

“Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes

The shapes to avoid in one’s life

“In life there are three shapes you should avoid, vicious circles, Love triangles and square minds”  Unknown

Geometry by Human (Rather copied from Mother Nature)

“Geometry enlightens the intellect and sets one’s mind right. All of its proofs are very clear and orderly. It is hardly possible for errors to enter into geometrical reasoning, because it is well arranged and orderly. Thus, the mind that constantly applies itself to geometry is not likely to fall into error. In this convenient way, the person who knows geometry acquires intelligence”  Ibn Khaldun

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC – Any kind of Geometrical shape photo challenge and also forms part of  Lens Artists Photo Challenge # 156- Black & White, set by Anne of Slow Shutter Speed.

Wake up and Makeup

In the above photo, I guess more than 30 make up items are displayed for day to day use.

It’s not a collectors choice or a made up photo!

It’s a real photograph clicked in a house.

How many makeup items are required for routine use for a single day?

I don’t know.

How much money one spends on daily make-up?

I don’t know.

Scientists tell us that makeup material is nothing but poison to the body.

But none of us in a mood to listen.

Do makeup items boost one’s confidence?

I am not asking a gender-specific question.

Anybody can answer me.

But I remember a famous quote

“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.”

Marilyn Monroe

Which is the best make up in the world?

“There’s no better makeup than confidence.”
Shakira Ripoll

Do you agree?

The pressure about ageing in women comes from other women,”  Marisa Peer

How much time/energy/money you spend on touch-up?

I have no idea.

Check this link-Please don’t retouch my wrinkles

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Beautiful

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful” unknown

“Every woman is beautiful, it just takes the right man to see it”  unknown

Is it possible to measure  BEAUTY?

My dear friend, you can not measure beauty. There are no units to measure beauty.

“True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you, not those around your neck.”
Suzy Kassem

Can anybody decide how beautiful you are?

If that is the case then you are degrading yourself.

“Say to yourself, I am perfect, the way I am. Say to yourself, I am beautiful the way I am. Say to yourself, those who do not accept me the way I am, do not deserve me in their life.”
Abhijit Naskar

But human psychology is unique

Humans enjoy double standards.

“Everyone wants to look beautiful. No one wants to be beautiful!”
 Avijeet Das

What is my definition of beauty?

“Beauty being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out”  unknown

But Somerset Maugham has a different definition

“Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.”  

Take home message

“What is beauty? Why is this world obsessed with beauty? It is a pathetic way of measuring your worth in the eyes of another.

How can one person or the majority decide who is beautiful and who is not? Why are people all over the world being driven to adopt standards of beauty? Why do we have beauty pageants? The world is making people want to “look beautiful” but not “be beautiful.”

The world is making the new generation self- conscious about external looks. The new generation is becoming superficial. There is no depth in people.

True beauty is not in how we look. It is in how we love, care, and share.”
Avijeet Das

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Beauty

What is your definition of beauty?

“Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.”  W. Somerset Maugham

Do you agree?

“Sometimes people are beautiful not in looks, not in what they say, just in what they are” Markus Zusak

 “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly lies to the bone. Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own! Create and cultivate Inner Beauty that never fades away but grows and matures with Time!”  Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s  FOTD

Sacred Lotus

“Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.”
Amit Kalantri (Goodreads.com)

Sacred Lotus Flower

“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena.

A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey.

A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker.

Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower.

Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.”

Suzy Kassem (goodreads.com)

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s FOTD

Back of things

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Flower on the hair

“Everything has beauty,but not everyone sees it”  Confucius

Why the Indian women, especially those from South India wear the flowers on their hair without fail, every day?

This question can be asked by anybody curious to know.

One gentleman in ‘Yahoo Answers’ got annoyed for this question and replied as follows.

“This is a tradition in India. Just like this, there are social and fashion traditions in other parts of the world also.

 

Why don’t you question them? Why does a man wear a tie in front, not at the backside?

 

Stupid question, is it not? It is stupid to ask a woman in India why she wears flowers.

 

It is stupid to ask a widow in India why she does not wear flowers or wear a red spot on her forehead.

 

This way you can go on questioning every custom all over the world.

 

Why do you question the customs and practices of India alone? When the other parts of the world were cavemen, India had a great civilization working”

But I felt it would have been proper for him to explain the importance/significance/purpose of Indian women wearing flowers on their hair so that people from other Cultures/Backgrounds can appreciate the explanation given.

I shall explain now.

  • Every morning, the women religiously put on the flower strands on their head after a bath.
  • These flower strands make the women look beautiful (Indians feel that way, and I am not sure, how the westerners feel about wearing a flower on the hair).
  • Flowers are a symbol of love, good luck, happiness, and prosperity.
  • In an Indian household, a girl is supposed to wear flowers on her hair because it brings happiness to the family and prosperity to all the members.
  • Wearing flowers on the hair is the symbol that Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) is residing in the house and that wealth will never leave the house.
  • Jasmine, Rose, and Hibiscus are common, jasmine being the favorite.

Please enrich me further if such things are seen in the western world and if it is so…what is the idea of wearing the flowers on hair, from a Westerner point of view?

Backside -pigeon

Flower Vase without flower ? This is Butt of the pigeon seconds before take off “There are four kinds of people to avoid in the world: the assholes, the asswipes, the ass-kissers, and those that just will shit all over you.” Anthony Liccione

When Cee Neuner posted the challenge ‘Back of things’, I was scratching my head and wondering, because never in my imagination I dreamed that I shall be taking photos of the back of things. But surprisingly my Archive had a few. Thank You, Cee Neuner

I think it’s a lesson for amateurs like me, that no angle of the subject should be left untouched.

 

This post is part of Cee’s B&W photo challenge: Back of things

and also in response to Becky’s Square Perspective

Thank you Becky.B….looks like I started seeing everything in Square perspective.

Thank you, Cee Neuner.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Body shame

Body shame

We are our own worst critic

Free dictionary defines Body Shame as

” The act of criticizing,ridiculing, or otherwise making someone feel ashamed about  (some aspect of ) their physical appearance,especially their weight “.

Simply put,shaming of somebody, based on the size,shape and appearance of the body.

Individuals can be fat,thin,tall or short.Body color can be black,brown,or white.These are not deficiencies but Gods way of creation.Describing a person ugly by appearance only tells about your low esteem.

Size Zero

Size zero refers to having a bust size of 31 inches,waist of 23 inches and hip size of 32 inches.

Celebrities too are responsible for promoting size zero concept,such that many young girls are falling prey to the medical disease called Anorexia Nervosa.

How body shaming can happen ?

Body shaming is said evolve in three ways.

1. Criticizing one’s own appearance through a judgement or comparison.

2. Criticizing another person in front of them.

3. Criticizing another person’s appearance without their knowledge.

( Source-Body shaming-what is it & why do we do it )

It can start from bullying in schools with nicknames,jokes and even unsolicited advice.Body shaming is a hidden villain in our society.

Some common examples:

  • You have such a pretty face,if only you would just lose some weight.
  • As you enter the store ,sales person telling on the face ‘we don’t keep stock of Plus Sizes here’ Uh-huh …
  • Are you having some health issues ?
  • Friendly tips being given to improve body posture,skin tone, hairstyle or cloths being worn.
  • Boys don’t want fat girls,a mom advising her daughter.
  • You are so skinny,not fit for joyful sex.
  • Oh see this Baldy and observe his funny looks
  • My God… is it pimples on her face or face on her pimples !
  • OMG ! Look at her, bigger assets so tempting !
  • I am going to divorce you because of your body appearance !

The list can go on……

Why we are all judgmental ?

Why most of us are instantly tempted to comment on someone else’s body ?

The whole problem starts because most of us are programmed to judge the others by their physical appearances,and the worst human habit is ‘Comparison’ and having ones own ‘Bench marks’

Can’t we develop the habit of looking at everyone as Beautiful,since all of us are created by God ?

Body shame

Image source- Ariel Winter (Ariel Winter Quotes) Nicole Shazegar

What body shaming can do ?

It ruins people’s lives.It makes one hate one’s own body.Self confidence at its worst.Many go into mental depression,anxiety disorders,stop eating, even suicidal tendencies.

Have not you heard the idiom’ one man’s food is another man’s poison ‘……this clearly tells that what you see as full of flaws may be some one else’s beauty.

Image credits-Pinterest

Is body shaming a sort of sexism ? I don’t know.

Inspiration

Ananamika is blogging

Readers can enlighten me further.

Thank you.
Philosophy Through Photography

“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles.It took me so long to earn them” Anna Magnani

 

Old age

“Do not regret growing older.It is a privilege denied to many”.   unknown                         Image by ThuyHaBich from Pixabay 

The pressure about ageing in women comes from other women,”  Marisa Peer

Do you agree?

Do women always wish to look younger? What about men?

Curiosity, about knowing the age of women always remains a hot topic, whether in our daily routine or during meetings with other company members or while comparing one woman to another in socializing times or looking at our neighbors?

It is said one should never ask a woman of her age, I am not sure why this is so!

As far as men are concerned I don’t think the majority of them care about the age of another male.

My article is meant equally to both men and women.

Think of the industry which thrives on our money because we love to look younger

And what are the ways, we try to look pleasingly younger ??

Fake fuller lips,Acid peel,Thick brows Skin care products,Collagen supplements,botax,Silicon,hair nutrients,under eye fillers,facials,hair dyes,hair coloring liquids,moisturizer,plastic surgery,anti stretch marking products,anti blemishing solutions,anti sagging belts,anti pimples creams,fair creams……the list never-ending !

Looks like our entire body is flooded and washed with chemicals, just to achieve one single task ie. looking younger.

Again coming back to my question why should one make attempts to look younger?

I don’t have a perfect answer.

As Kwasi Baaco(quora) says there are three probable cause for older people trying to look younger

1.Attention seeking-

Who doesn’t like….. being given all the attention in the society? ( this is irrespective of age)

The majority of us love to have attention, be in our day-to-day activities or social media, in public events, in group gathering, etc.

Ladies in particular want to be the cynosure of all eyes. So the younger you look, the better attention-grabbing.

2.Sexual attraction

Let us accept the truth.

As all of us know, the younger you look, the sexier you appear.

Don’t mistake me here…I don’t mean any bad intention. Just talking about people appearing sexy, that’s all.

To be attractive to the opposite sex, one spends lots of time and money on beautifying one’s body.

3.Death

The human mind and the psychology of human beings are too complex to be analyzed and understood. As we age, I mean both sexes, we feel we are nearing to the frightening and inevitable death.

Instead of welcoming death, that we are going to Heaven, far away from the hustle-bustle of the mad world, we concentrate more on looking younger, since young means… far away from death.

Don’t laugh at me for this theory….this is purely based on the psychology of the human mind, which subconsciously forever wants to taste the fountain of youth filled with nectar.

I shall add one more.

4.Fear of looking older

Older people look fragile, think that they are worthless,

Start feeling that they are avoided at every instance, nobody cares or listens.

Old people are called by all names, examples, old hag, old-timer, oldy, old fart, senile, feisty old lady.. etc.

From an industry point of view …productivity from old people is Zero.

Any idea of the word ‘ GERASCOPHOBIA’ ?

It’s a Greek word meaning deep fear of getting old

Why can’t one age gracefully?

Don’t you think there is ‘beauty’ indeed in aging?

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” Audrey Hepburn

“Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another.”   Courteney Cox

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

 

 

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