Botox and Beauty – Forever Young

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I describe myself as a “glass-half-full” kind of person. I try to live in the moment and not be attached too much to material stuff.

But I often think about Botox and Beauty. And I guess if my own physical beauty were my currency I wouldn’t hesitate to have the botulinim toxin relax my facial muscles and block my nerve receptors so that I can look smooth and radiant.

Now in real, practical life,  I’m much more of a tattoo-girl. If you put needles in me, I want to see a picture appear.

Smiles, brows, frownlines, boobs – wow imagine if they a needle prick could return me to my pre-30 year old state?

Actually, to me it probably wouldn’t make much difference but those who live in the public and in front of a camera probably want to grip on to their youthful look for as long as they possibly can.

Obsessed with Youth and Beauty

Why don’t we just admit it? We are hooked on looking young . We are obsessed with youth and beauty. And let’s be honest, our culture doesn’t really value the elderly. Just look at images in magazines and on screen – how many wrinkly, forgetful old folk do you see? (Or do you want to see?)

It’s like we romanticize the beginning of life full of its glamorous images. But we rarely talk about the end of life – or the off ramp from being in your prime.

Let’s face it, We are hooked on the fairy tale ending of “living happily ever after” and being beautiful all the way.

Camel Beauty Contest

OK, so they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what do you do if your camel isn’t as pretty as your neighbour’s? No I’m not smoking anything, I did say camel – you know the even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus?

For background info, there are two different types of camels – the dromedary camel (the kind that has only one hump) and the Bactrian camel (which has two humps).

Camels and Botox

So back to camels and botox. That sound as credible as slap chips and honey – two concepts you never find in one sentence?

Well, check this headline “12 camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest in ‘Botox’ row” My first reaction is Nooo! Send for PETA.

I swear, this is not fake news, the article is from the respected “The Guardian.

This article says: “This year’s event has been been mired in scandal after the lure of 20m Saudi riyals (£3.7m) in prize money for each category tempted some owners to cheat.”

And continued: “They use Botox for the lips, the nose, the upper lips, the lower lips and even the jaw,” Ali al-Mazrouei, the son of an Emirati camel breeder, told the UAE daily the National.”

Not casting any negative thoughts on our Middle Eastern bothers, but wasn’t it just a few months ago that the new Saudi ruler locked up many princes for corruption?

Now what does that say about our world; I mean the camel/botox issue? Does this have to do with illusion/delusion  or greed or all of the above?