Wednesday, December 01, 2004

happy - shiny - people

Not too long ago I went for a regular blood test, and not too long after, I got my results. Its funny how little things in life really do affect the results at the end of the day. I'm generally healthy although I expected myself to perform above par, I didn't. This reminded me of my academic years when I'm just skimming on the borderline, somehow that always seemed to be the case as it is now. I have to watch out for only 2 things, uric acid, and cholesterol. These items were skimming at point something pass the average, so it should be manageable. However I don't want it to be an inherent genetic trait since some of my family members are suffering from bouts of gout. But its good to be in pain sometimes, I always say, as some of you may know, the pain keeps you alive.

Cholesterol was a strange thing though, since I watch what I eat most of the time, but I guess its residual, I just have to work a little harder, a little longer, and stick to my plan of being faster, stronger and better. That brings me to a question that many ask: How do you define beautiful?

I have this generic answer regarding beauty, its not merely surface level, its about character, its about chemistry, its about attraction. Thats why it is diffcult to define what is indeed beautiful, since it encompasses many of the traits that are subjective, because that is what truly counts. Beauty is also about poise and how one handles his/herself. If you know that something is not right, you don't do it, its a state of mind that is aware of the way you act/react, the way you dress, and how you affect the people around you. The other day as I was driving I suddenly cringed, and it wasn't because I was having early symptoms of gout, there was an extremely obese woman who was wearing a really short skirt that just dashed across the front of my car *as* I was driving around a corner. I can only remember the horror of her cellulite formations on her thighs that was like a triglyceride waterfall of death. I could feel my stomach acids go a notch higher and any more, I would have orally expelled toxins from my body in an uncontrollable fashion.

So after I got my test results today, I have decided that it still holds true, the fact that beauty is how one carries oneself, and how you affect the people around you. But I add one more thing, its about health. Its about how you take care of your body, and if you are actually doing something about it to make yourself look and feel better.

This is not an attack on fat people, really. I'm not perfect anyhow, what I'm saying is, a) Dress appropriately (Don't let innocent people like me cringe while driving, it elevates accident rates), b) If you know you're not exactly fit, do something about it (Go to the gym, take a walk, in a tracksuit, and do some cardio), c) Don't walk in front of a moving vehicle like you owned the road (That is self-explanatory, I think). This is generally an attack on the abovementioned person, who encompassed all 3 of the above traits. I think I wouldn't have minded as much if she didn't sprint in front of my car, that is a total disregard of basic traffic rules, and I would think that if she has that mentality then she'll be treating everyone with the equal amount of disrespectfulness, if there is even such a word.

So there you have it, just 3 simple things that can make anyone become truly beautiful. I wouldn't have it any other way.