January 28th, 2015

Interesting words - Gail Sheehy

Guilt is responsibility for committing some offense or failing in one's duty. shame is more intimate, a painful emotion caused by falling beneath one's minimum standards of human behavior or status... Dr. Peter Neubauer, an eminent Freudian analyst, finds it striking that patients confess their guilt with more ease than they can reveal their shame. They will explore almost anything -- how they hate their parents or dream of killing those who oppose them or entertain sadomasochistic sexual wishes -- but they hide as long as possible that they may have stolen a few dollars as a child. That is shame.
Gail Sheehy

1667 - cover it or don't

Why is there so much news space/time spent judging and criticizing the clothes choices of First Ladies? What they wear is nobody's business. This is true for the dowdiness of Eleanor Roosevelt and chic-ness of Jackie Kennedy. Nancy Reagan had a style of her own, and all we need to know is that she respected the people who would be looking at her and made an effort to look kempt. Michelle Obama has had especially hard times with the fashionista reporters. And with her it is most obvious that she is criticized strictly on political motives. The same people who say she insults the Saudis by having her hair uncovered would attack her as an Saudi lackey had she covered her head. Leave the woman alone with your carping and criticism, blast it.