Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Smiles are well worth it.

Watching shows like Gossip Girl religiously, I’m quite ready to admit that I am (was?) one of millions of people of my generation that are hypnotized into believing that fun and glamour come along with being wealthy, and being wealthy makes us fun and glamorous.

Money does not make us who we are. Not if we don’t let it.

Expensive. But ugly.

Worth $5,400.00. Still not pretty OR glamorous.

I have had some thinking to do. After stumbling upon Blog Action Day ads, and thinking of something to write about for poverty, I thought, I want so many expensive things (though not as expensive — or as ugly? — as an LV bag), and I rant about them incessantly. I complain, I whine, I stress out over everything financial and material. But I have a house, food, clothes, family… We’re not rich, but we’re okay! Hell, I have the time and money to get online everyday! I should just quit whining and be grateful.

And I will.

Honestly, I’d rather be a witness to smiling homeless kids that I’ve helped out in some way, then have a fancy bag slung across my shoulder.

I hope more people will start feeling that way, too. (If you have the resources to help, please do.)

Isnt it much more pleasant to look at?

So much more pleasant to look at, don't you think?*

I don’t want to turn into one of those ignorant schmucks I hate so much.

I’m still going to loooove watching Gossip Girl — I’m a girl, damn it, and I can’t help but love the show! But I’m going to find some way to help these kids, even if it starts out with just dropping some spare change into those charity canisters for kids’ causes beside McDonald’s cash registers. It’s about time I start doing shit that means something.




  1. Ok, you’re totally on point. Love LV, don’t like the weird warts on the bag. And there are definitely more importaant things than a $5,400 bags in the world.

    Comment by StyleMaxim — Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  2. If I had any better eye for fashion, I say down with expensive, ugly bags. But honestly, that may not be the ugliest bag I’ve ever seen. Something’s terribly wrong with these eyes.

    I’m dirt poor, but I’m alright as well.

    Comment by CM — Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 1:29 am | Reply

  3. @StyleMaxim: Hahahaha! “Warts” — what a term! :D

    @CM: I was trying to find the uglier version of this bag. It’s called the LV Firebird, right? And there’s a pastel edition that’s hideous. I just couldn’t find a decent picture. Heehee. :)
    But the price is still ridiculous. Right? RIGHT? Please tell me I haven’t lost my credibility! ;p

    Comment by jungzx — Saturday, October 18, 2008 @ 9:17 am | Reply

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