Thursday, January 1, 2009
Vanity and Flattery- Strange Bedfellows
Have you not noticed how some people crave so much for human attention and recognition? It is as though they live for the world alone. They shout their accomplishments for everybody to hear. They are like parading generals with so many medals bedecked on their uniforms. It does not matter whether they feel extreme discomfort because of the heavy load on their chest. They are like the peacock who strut the full spectrum of its fabulous feathers for the whole world to see. And what is usually the bedfellow of vanity? Yes, flattery, tons of it. A vain person never recognizes a spurious compliment from hollow flatterers. There are so many vain people in the blog world and there are also an abundance of those who indulge in empty flatteries. Pardon the expression, but it sickens one's soul to read about them. The vain person will write and boast of all of the outstanding things he does- from the mundane to the banal, and myriads of readers lap them up with catch phrases and coined responses without actually reading the whole post. I know from the comments made on my posts who read them and who did not. Some will mention about the title. Others will compliment about the picture. Still others will make a comment that is totally out of place with the article. But I have seen worse comments on other blogs like: nice post, great article, keep it up, miss you terribly sweetheart, exciting, I love your dress, etc., etc. Well, as they say- misery loves company. It's just pathetic to see them pat each other's back and really enjoy the emptiness of it all. Well, some people just love flatteries- pure and simple.
Epilogue: My readers may be suprised by the tone of this article which is a far cry from my articles of positive thoughts and general wellbeing. Probably, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed when I wrote this post. Hehehe *lol* I apologize if I rankled anybody's sensibilities with this post. It was never meant to disparage anybody. They are just my two cents worth of opinion on things I see. Hey, it's still a beautiful world and a wonderful life out there. God bless you all.
Top of The World - The Carpenters
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla