they just seem cold and mean. dark blue’s fine though.
thank you for your messages! i’m on my way to the sauna so i have no time to really answer this, so all i’m gonna say is that everyone’s entitled to their own opinions. :)
k i’m gone now
no. human beings are not machines. we have not been ‘designed’ to do anything or to be anything. there does happen to be a thing called evolution, though, and yes, the evolutionary goal for humans is reproduction BUT:
1. evolution favors reproduction over women’s health. so from an evolutionary point of view it’d be better to have, say, 9 children and then have 6 of them die than to have 1 normal, perfect, not dead child.
2. even though women’s bodies are different, there is an inherent and inexorable incompatability with the size of a baby’s head and a woman’s pelvis that it has to push through. which means that a remarkable amount of fetal and maternal death is in fact inevitable. build in the system, as you undoubtedly would say.
then again, we don’t live in a world that has to live merely by evolutionary goals anymore. that time passed a few thousand years ago. today we get to have our own individual goals for our future. make our own choices.
and i for one have a hell of a lot more significant purposes planned for my life than childbirth.
funny, intelligent, a feminist, over 6’ tall, and a millionaire. no business men though, cause most of the successful ones possess the same personality traits as psychopaths. that’s what makes them successful.
and i got no time to deal with people like that.
i could use one too! no people = paradise
she didn’t end up with a ‘fashion empire’. during her life the house had only a relatively brief period when it was truly successful, most of the time it was troubled. it took years after she died for it to become as respected and recognized as it is now.
no one can deny her legacy in the fashion world - the little black dress, the suit, the 2.55, liberating women and the way the dressed at the time. but she ended up a bitter, miserable, narrow-minded woman who completely abandoned her family (or what little was left of it) and was so embarrassed about her history, where she came from, and how she was brought up that she fabricated dozens of different stories about it her whole life and was never able to admit the truth to one single person. i think that’s kinda sad.
she’s a legend. sure. she probably won’t ever be forgotten. she sacrificed everything she had in order to be successful, and she worked hard and did everything she had to, include sleep with powerful or just rich men, in order to ensure funding for her business. she was admirably relentless and strong and she never gave up. that’s great.
but she was also a homophobe who hated jews and who was all buddy buddy with the nazis - working for them and supporting them, financially and otherwise, and she never saw anything wrong with that.
she shut down her business in the beginning of WW2 so that 3000 women working for her would lose their jobs - merely out of spite for those workers who had been a part of the labour strike a couple of years earlier and wanted fair pay and working hours.
she used her being a pure ‘aryan’ to make german officials give her the sole ownership of ‘parfums chanel’ which had been under the direction of jewish brothers since 1924. they had been financing all production, marketing and distribution of chanel no 5. and after the nazis seized all jewish owned businesses, chanel plotted to get the ownership of the company and profited millions from it.
she did wonderful things for fashion but she never even blinked what an incredibly high price she payed for it. i can’t really respect her or consider her a good, honorable human being.
she died alone with not one person who loved her and i don’t wonder why. and i don’t think it was worth it. she might have been happier had she made different choices, been just a little bit braver.
this was exhausting i think it’s time for ice cream now.
ugh i don’t know. well she was a tough little lady and props for seducing powerful married men all over the place but she was nowhere near perfect i mean what did she get in the end yeah that’s right nothing.
not the smartest woman that ever lived.
none of them, really.
probably gonna see the wolf of wall street and the lone ranger some day but i’m not gonna to the movies and pay 20 bucks for anything like that.
no, not yet because my spanish is really rusty. i usually read my books either in finnish or english and if i like them i’ll just make a mental note to read the original version once i’ve gotten better at the languages haha.
i just checked that out and it seems interesting enough so i’ll be adding it to my exhaustingly long to-read list. thank you! :)
hi, and nope! vargas llosa was my first latin american author and since i’m really interested about the culture i thought i’d just move to marquez next. i’m SO EXCITED cause i haven’t actually been reading anything in a while so i’m just starting to get back into it. :)
she’s one of my favorite actresses. have you seen ‘changeling’? incredible. and her performance in ‘girl, interrupted’ is one of my all time favorites.
i also think she’s immensely beautiful, intelligent and i admire her for using her powers for good.
i think he’s a very talented actor. i like him.
i don’t really know much about his personal life as i’m not really interested in celebrity gossip, but i do consider him being very capable in his craft.
yeah i tried it again and it worked! happy tears now
yep you got me