So, this morning, I’m watching my usual bit of television while I ever so slowly wake up and I see this commercial advertising botox. While I’m a member of the grow-old-gracefully club, I believe what a person does to their body, what they put into their body, is his/her own decision. Having said that, it astounds me that people actually get botox after watching botox commercials. Even if the audience knows nothing about botox, it states right in the commercial that botox is a toxin. In fact, the advertisers use the “generic” name of botox, onabotulinumtoxinA. So, why do people still get botox injections? Why is our society so focused on staying young and youthful? Why can’t we look in the mirror and find ourselves beautiful at every stage of life? Why?
Secondly, I am a member of an online babywearing support group. It was created to help and support each other as babywearers. Honestly, I love the idea of an online babywearing support group. I don’t have to go anywhere or meet any new people. I don’t have to stress about crowds or worry about what to say/do. It’s perfect. Well, almost perfect. Members of my online support group attack each other more than they support, using negative criticism and stating their opinion in an outright harsh manner. In other words, what is meant to be supportive really is more like a free for all … a bashing tournament. So, why do people feel like they need to criticize one another? Why can’t we lift each other up, encourage and praise?
Lastly, I have family members all over the place. In the States. In Canada. In Brazil. We all come together on Facebook. It’s the only place we can all be at once. That’s the convenience of the internet. We can all keep up with one another in a way we never were able to before. Now my family members thousands of miles away can see what people/things I’m into, what my kids look like, and where I’ve been. So, how much information is too much? At what point should we draw the line?
And now, I leave you with one final question, at what point does thinking become over-thinking?