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Friday, 30 December 2011

Da monieees

Everyone is lairy after christmas... They're always bitching about the festivities being over and going back to work. IF ONLY WE HAD A CHOICE. BLOODY SOCIETY.
aanyway to everyone following me, hope you had a happy christmas. Its new years tomorrow and i have potentially the most boring dress ever. It's just black. yeeeeeessssssssssssss
Today I'm gonna give you my views on money. I love money, money is great. Some say im materialistic... i dont think this is a bad thing. At least i have something to spend it on. I wonder what life would be like without money. In the olden days when they didnt have money, they used barter, when they exchanged an item in return for another item. I dunno how this all changed to currency- something to do with the gov and taxes maybe.
How would we earn the right to do things? To travel, to shop, to eat. What would it depend on...? I wonder if we would just barter, but then surely there would be certain requirements as to what would be eligible to trade. You would have to put a value on everything, but surely that would cause unrest because a percentage of price determination is opinion.
Or we could steal. Just take things, but the economy would fail. The demand for goods would shoot right up, and because of lack of income for producers (or just money in the world), and there wouldnt be enough supply because companies wouldn't be able to afford to make any more. Ooooor theyy could get their primary and secondary resources from Barter. But if we all started stealing, if everything was free, there would be no value in anything. The amount of happiness i would get from saving up to get a Chanel bag would be much greater if i saved up for it- cos it was worth it. I would have sacrificed spending the money on the ASOS sale or something. Whereas if I could just get the bag... it would be boring, there would be nothing to save for- demand would actually fall in the long term..
I wish i had more money.

Monday, 12 December 2011

We are restricted. We will never be completely free.

It's funny how one can be so restricted by how they look physically. When we were younger, we get told that 'you can be anything you want to be' when you're older. But you can't.
A couple of examples: I'm half Indian.. and we did a school production of Hairspray a couple of years ago. If I was in it, I would definitely have had to play a black person. What if I'd really wanted to be Penny? Or Edna? I just couldn't.

I'm also rather short and physically weak. What if my life ambition was to be a bouncer?! No chance. No-one is, has been or ever will be physically intimidated by me. Sure I could beef up and do weights and stuff, but I'm sure all the celebs would want someone who isn't 5 foot 2..

And that is my life. Over. Without fulfilling my ambition- because I cannot physically be a bouncer- and it's not my fault that I'm so petite!

You could say the same for an Orphan living in Poverty. The chances are extremely unlikely that they could ever become a Doctor.. how would they afford the education for a start?

We are all just so restricted. No-one can be totally free. I definitely have fewer restrictions than this orphan though. If I wanted to be a doctor, I would be able to, providing I worked and had the passion etc. Because I have access to the resources I would need to get me there (school, funds..).

Bloody hell, we've really got to make the most of the freedom that we've got.


1) I'm really not an academic person. This doesn't mean I'm stupid.. I have never studied a subject in school/college which I have loved or looked forward to. In return, I have never been particularly good at any subject in school. It just doesn't interest me much. I think it's absolute bollocks how people can say that others are 'stupid' or 'unintelligent', if they haven't scored so well on a test. They're just interested in other things.. And just because you get all A's doesn't mean that you're totally wise.. I think if jobs didn't exist as a main source of income, the more important things to learn would be how to communicate with others, other cultures, when and who to trust, etc. Because even if you don't get a job, for example all these graduates.. they need to know these things to live anyway. What's the use of a degree when you know very little about how to care for yourself when things aren't going well?

2) This doesn't mean I'm not fascinated by anything though. The Universe fascinates me. And I'm really interested in culture in general. I want to live in different places and experience as much as I can. Obviously to do this, I need an education to get the money.. but for more on that read my post on education below.

3) I wish  I was more determined. For instance, I will only run if I feel I am gaining weight or need to lose pounds. I wont attempt to make it a hobby. If I get a B or a C in a homework, I'll be happy with that.


Friday, 2 December 2011

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

I have much love for Chanel. Not the individual as much- she was a Nazi Spy. More the current season:
Looks pretty cosy :)

Did you knoooow that Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, got called coco because she used to sing in a Cabaret and 'Coco' was most probably from a song that she sang..
I also read that during the German occupation of France in the second world war, she had an affair with a Nazi. And when it got leaked, France didn't want to buy from her shops any more, because the Nazi's took over France. Apparently, she was also a bit of a Nazi as well.. As a result of losing business in France, she moved on to America. I don't think I would have liked her, but I admire her determination. In 1941, she tried to become the sole owner of 'Parfums Chanel' (which was actually owned by the Wertheimers who were Jewish), by using her rights as an Aryan. I think it's kinda ridic how she did that, and then made the Suntan look 'acceptable' in order to denote a life of privilege. Bare lolz

Chanel kinda reminds me of Marie Curie.. who is also an inspiration of mine. 
Both of them were part of rather big families
Both their mothers died when they were young, from Tuberculosis
Both ploughed on with their ambitions and interests, despite being females in a very male-orientated lifestyle.
Both had undergone phases where their work meant very little, due to personal decisions involving love life. Chanel and her Nazi lover, Hans G√ľnther von Dincklage- France suddenly didn't want to purchase from her shops as much. Marie and her lover Paul Langevin, who was actually a former student of her ex-husbands. People saw her as a 'home wrecker'. She was advised not to collect her Nobel Prize, but she did anyway. And people respected her for this. 
Both were alive around the same time- World war 1.
Both of them contributed enormously to the field of Work they were involved in.. without them, the basic concepts of fashion and science would be different.

A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
-Coco Chanel

I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.
-Marie Curie

I'm not sure that they'd get on..