There is a specific brand of charm about individuals who always seem to be right about their opinions. This brand of charm entertains a few infamous attributes. First, it veils a great dose of intellectual dishonesty because it leaves no room for reasonable discourse and pragmatism. Second, convictions cost the convinced disconnection from others. Third, charm as a concept has a very short lifespan if it’s not built on top of inherent values and intellectual curiosity.
If one has a modest sense of own rightness, and if there is a belief that solutions are generally a competition between half-truths, then one needs opinions of people on the other side. Because valuing dissimilarity of tastes locates great ideas that come from balanced tensions.
Ultimately, the character of a person is the basis of his/her opinions. Pragmatism regards a fundamental modesty to know that you might be half wrong. If you have an egotistic latitude that dictates I’m always right and others are always wrong, then that’s a failure of modesty about one’s sense of rightness or wrongness. Failure of modesty is at the core of the misleading charm.
She’s complicated like a viol played by Jordi Savall. Mysterious, decisive, strong, and vulnerable all wrapped in an irresistibly beautiful shell. Moti houses profound emotions and pains. Yet, her heart blows out of the chimney of her house.
There are people who create distance because they want to maintain freshness. I view that as the levity of life and a cute game. I even play that game because it comes from the place of desire to be important. The root of it is housed in sweetness of the dream we call life.
I got to know Moti years ago. There were some wavy periods between us –but she ended up being all heart. All of our encounters happened around the apple tree.
“Ok to take a picture?”
He nodded quietly in agreement, looking at me through half-closed eyelids, with a serious expression on his face.
There are many items to point out in the 2014 version of fashion Faux Pas since much of people’s cognitive behavior have changed. With that, here is the list for this year:
– Ladies: No baseball cap please. It’s so 80s on the muscle beach. It’s even more disgusting when some women stick out their ponytail from the hole in back of the cap
– Multi-Stripe Socks: these are fabulous socks designed to make a tiny dent in the stagnate world of men’s fashion. But guys, if your style includes striped pair of socks with striped pants and striped shirt, that doesn’t work. People get dizzy around you.
– Sloppy Pants Break: excessive amount of fabric spilling over your shoes kills the vibe your suit and tie combo is trying to radiate.
– Flip flops: toes are arguably the ugliest organ in human’s body. So if you don’t take care of your toes, don’t wear flip-flops especially in the workplace.
– Barak Obama Jeans: high-waisted jeans are dorky. They emphasize on all the wrong parts of your body.
– Belts add proportion to female body. That’s the main function of a belt for women. So if you wear your belt too high or too low, you’re actually making your body disproportionate.
– Life is short, but shorts don’t have to be so short. Ladies: if your fashion includes wearing a short in public which is not elegant, at least make sure the short isn’t that short.
– Sunglasses: Take sunglasses off at entrance. Period.
Until the next time, stay chic.
“Can I take a picture of you?”
“I’m not very photogenic but go ahead”
“What’s your name?”
“Is this your hotel?”
“This is my family’s property”
“But are you the owner?”
“My family owns the hotel”
“Can I take a picture of you?”
“You should wait until tomorrow morning and take a picture of the whole family”