Don’t patronize the elderly

They maybe old but elderly people are very often more alert than many 20 year olds. I witnessed today an elderly women being spoken to like she was only 5 yrs old. The women, at a guess, would have been in her 70’s perhaps her 80’s. What appeared to be her son probably in his late 40’s early 50’s sat his mother down at a table in a café next to my table. An example of his words ‘Now you sit here while I go and order our coffee and when we finish I will take you home and you can have a little sleep, so you just sit here and I will be back soon’. Writing out approximately what he had said doesn’t look so bad so may I add he spoke in a baby’s voice and motioned her as though she had a learning disability.
As soon as he went up to the counter I caught her eye. She looked at me and smiled and said ‘He thinks I am stupid because I am old, sometimes I don’t mind because I like the attention but sometimes it makes me feel as though I am an invalid.’ She then continued to tell me; because her body was old it didn’t mean her brain was dead. She said she is very alert, but it seems to make him feel better to patronize her as though she needs to be spoon fed.
I have noticed on many occasions some very elderly people are very often more on the ball than many of the young generation. It is true age does not mean stupidity.
Alzheimer’s or any other memory disorders are an illness and can attack many age groups. Memory disorders or brain disabilities are not an age criterion.
Respect people of all ages and do not presume because someone is elderly they have a memory or brain illness or bluntly stupid. Elderly peoples make different choices to the younger generation. Elderly people live their lives very often to the generation they belong; none of this is in any way meaning they cannot be treated like normal thinking educated adults.
Live the Celeritism way and recognize everyone is intelligent regardless of their age.
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Fashion no longer happens

Taking a stroll down many of the major cities around the world it is evident fashion does not command a stable. Basically you can wear what you want and still fit in. Even watching the women stumble in their super high stiletto sexy shoes they walk along side a flat ballet comfy style. Jackets are curved and sexy or puffy and warm.
I love to people watch and I love to notice. Fashion to me is what looks great on people not what the fashion houses dictate. I don’t know how they can release a new season of clothes when today many people pull out things they had stashed away for many years and still fit today.
I thought the waisted garment whether on male or female was out but if you sit and watch long enough you will get a treat of both male and female wearing their belts at both the waist and hips. Equally the padded shoulders, although you won’t see as many, you will in fact catch the occasional one or two with that old fashion padded shoulder.
I think we have come to a stage where fashion represents a cocktail menu. It is colourful, stylish and so so varied.
Today it is a matter of innovative and creative rather than seasonal. As long as it looks good on you and you feel great that’s all that matters.
The one stable which has not lost its grip is the jeans. No matter where you live, you travel or you explore you will see the familiar jeans. Jeans are one of those fashion items, like men’s ties which live on.
Hooray for fashion. It is what makes me feel good and makes me feel comfortable and is my fashion. Make your fashion statement and if someone comments you are out of fashion, softly inform them they are wearing last years look.
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Everyone is beautiful

We are unique, we are special. Everyone in our own special way is beautiful. The beauty industry has created a mid point of what is considered beautiful and in return this has caused stress and anxiety for many people who do not fall within those parameters.
Meeting and befriending a person because of looks is superficial. Personality overrides beauty and no matter how perfect a person looks if they are shallow, arrogant and out right not nice than no amount of beauty will compensate.
It is important to work on your personality as much as how you look.
When I meet people, I don’t even think of how they look but how they treat me as a person. It appeals to me more when I see people in the spot light, the media industry when they have a natural look.
I dislike with a passion cosmetic alterations to people; they look totally out of proportion. I don’t care for how much make up is worn or even a little Botox but complete face reconstruction doesn’t wear well long term.
Live the Celeritism way and appreciate every one with their unique appearance and not be judgemental. Most importantly love the way you look and remember it is your personality which counts in the long run.
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War and Health/Safety Issues

It intrigues me how the governments monitor with great care, to the best of their ability Health and Safety issues within the workplace. Failing to comply with health and safety regulations renders employers into legal trouble. And yet the governments send soldiers into war torn areas without any regard to their health and safety. There is no real assurance given to people designated or deployed into these areas and this issue is more so important because of the current situation.
Aviators are now debating flying aircraft over missile firing war areas. I certainly would not be flying where there is a remote possibility a missile could make contact with a civilian flight. The interesting point being raised by airlines insisting on flying in these war zones is that they SHOULD BE OK. ‘Should’ is very clearly not a guarantee to protect civilian passengers on board flights which risk being in the air regardless of how high the airlines claim is safe over these war zones.
Regardless of how urgent or important you think your flight is to go to your destination – do not fly anywhere near or close to war zones. Be smart and be safe. There is enough crazy people involved in this persistent war so don’t add to it by putting your family at risk of either being caught up in this by flying over these zones or by putting your extended family and friends in the position of having to suffer because they loose you.
Do not support war or place yourself or your loved ones in the line of war. Governments may demand health and safety in the work place but funnily enough they turn their backs on the many people who do their duty for fighting or rescuing with no consideration of their health and well being.
Do not support War.
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Classes of people no longer exist

Once upon a time the back ground you were born from played an important part to how you were treated. Today the majority of people don’t care and this is a good thing. Class still exists in the minds of some people. As a species we are actually all equal and the distinction of class is only about how much money you have or the influence you have in society. Greatness gives you distinction and this I don’t mind but people who inherit greatness I feel do not deserve it.
It is easy how the ‘tall poppy’ syndrome came about, people fed up with having to put up with pretentious class.
In certain main cities and certain circles class distinction and ignorance does live on. But the fun thing is, less and less people care little about it. Royalty falls into this slot, it is an outdated class which was inherited not earned. Royalty was gained from violence and infiltration and conquering – creating domination. The generations born from this royal heritage live in a privileged unearned existence. I have already written about royalty before and am very strong on my thoughts on this matter.
Abolish class and only recognize and admire efforts achieved. People who are born into wealth or society must earn their place before automatically receiving recognition. And those who were not born with wealth who achieve should be recognized and be treated as a class of importance.
Our thinking needs to be reprogrammed. Money and power should be given less authority. People who achieve – money or otherwise – should be recognized as a new class in society – Then the honour they are given are just.
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Reflective Personalities

There are many personality types and many more are coming into vogue. A new age personality is the reflective type. The Reflective Personality can border on being abusive. This personality type copies and then owns someone else’s traits. For example a reflective personality will consume the nature and position of the person they engage.
A reflective personality will watch the interaction of the person they intend to imitate and generally that person is someone close. The target may make a complaint about an issue; say they suffer with sinus and how it causes them unending unrest. Of course in saying so the target wants a little sympathy except the reflective personality type not wanting to be upstaged will mimic having the same sinus problem till in the end the original person feels they are belittled by even suggesting it. The reflective personality takes ownership of the situation making the person with the genuine ailment unimportant. The reflective person then makes a great deal of suffering from sinus even though the sinus is only in their mind. They want the lime light even if it is only from something small.
It is rather like what ever you have, I have it better, what ever you got, I got it bigger. It becomes too competitive. Even in a disagreement it is difficult to get your point across because they master copy cat so quickly they take away your defence. To defend yourself against a reflective personality only makes you look worse. They turn your defence into their defence which in turns makes the person subject to this behaviour feeling guilty for being innocent.
If you have never struck this type of personality it would be difficult for you to understand but if you have then you know exactly what I mean. Reflective personalities are polished master cons and no matter how hard you try to protect yourself or you try to regain your self they bring you right down in a single slam.
Protect yourself against reflective personality types by staying away from them altogether. And if you recognize it happening to someone you care about then step in and help. Reflective personalities are very sweet and very persuasive. Be careful because they are also very emotionally controlling without you even realizing until you have been sunk in.
Don’t be had by anyone for any reason.
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Why we make friends with our enemy

Sometimes it’s safe to stay friends with your enemies because the problems they cause being enemies could not be worth it.
I wouldn’t go completely false, keep the friendship simple and at a distance but not entirely cancelled. Don’t go out of your way to be sociable instead be pleasant when you meet up in situations or even crossing paths. Unless a total break away because they have caused you major grief is needed, keep the narky ones at arms lengths so they don’t cause too much more damage to your life. Unwelcomed gossip is one thing to be avoided when befriending an enemy because in a tight or a small community it can cause unnecessary grief for you.
So if the action of an enemy justifies it, then cast them totally out of your life. If the enemy has just caused you grief then keep them at arms length with a well rehearsed smile.
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