Dove Ad Sheds Light on Appearance vs. Perception

I originally saw this on Guyism and knew that I needed to a) share it, b) save it to show my daughter (and wife).

Dove has become known for trying to show ‘real beauty’ and have nailed another campaign where women are first asked to describe themselves to a forensic artist who has never seen them before. The forensic artist then asks a stranger who had a brief, friendly interaction with the woman to describe what they look like. The results are fascinating.

Lesson –

“I should be more grateful for my natural beauty.”


Originality with Chuck

“Nothing of me is original, I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.” – Chuck Palahniuk 

Chuck Palahniuk is the author of “Fight Club,” “Choke,” “Survivor,” “Damned” and many more novels written for adult males. He may not be the first choice to search for a lesson for ones daughter, but stay with me.

inspire-others-161Lesson: The new lesson I’ve taken from it is that you ARE original, because of everyone you know. You owe it to everyone you’ve met in your life for giving you exactly what it takes to be you.So I’ve read this quote before a few times as it is from an author I really enjoy and I’ve always taken it as ‘You are not original’. That in itself is a grim thought. It has made it east to skip over it and not put too much thought into it. And then I came across it in close proximity to an image that said “You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with, choose wisely,” and it gave it a new life for me.

It takes on a whole new life when you think of it like this.

In Memorial to The ‘Iron Lady’

“I fight on. I fight to win.” – Margaret Thatcher

Margaret_ThatcherI chose this quote today because of the power and the conviction that it takes to make such a statement and to commemorate the life of the powerful former prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher. After researching it a bit, I realized that it was said at a very sad point for her. Margaret Thatcher had just gone through an inconclusive first ballot for in 1990 during the leadership election and she was not giving up. Unfortunately, she ended up loosing that election.

While I do not intend to be political in any way, there is no one that can deny Margaret Thatcher her place in history. Those are the reasons I chose to quote her today after her life ended early this morning.

Lesson: This quote is simple enough. It shows that you should always have faith in yourself and push forward; no matter what the outcome.