Like everything else in life, social conventions follow the pattern of our evolutionary lifestyles. What is ‘in’ 50 years ago will have filtered to the ‘out’ box. No more bee-hive hair-dos (unless you’re Amy Winehouse); no more out-dated and outrageous clothing. The changes are not limited to fashion styles. The boundary between the acceptable and the unacceptable has shifted from one goal-post to another.
However, there is one thing which has stayed the same and will probably remain so until the end of time. What am I talking about? – Shaving. Yup. I don’t know which tard decided it would to cool to remove all the hair on our legs/underarms/etc, because let’s face it…shaving is the biggest time-waster of the 21st century. All it ever does is contribute to our vanity. Whoop-de-doo. Seriously though, as a ful-time worker, I really don’t have the time or energy to shave, wax, and pluck. Further more, my level of pain tolerance is extremely low, and I think it is safe to assume that I speak for 99% of women [and men].
So why do we do it if it is such a hassle? Granted, it makes us look good and feel better, but … is it really worth the trouble? It appears as if we follow the masses like herds of sheep, without considering the practicalities of our actions. That, in essence, is the crux of the problem society faces today. We don’t -think- anymore; we just do. speaking of doing, I should probably go shave…bbiab!