Why do we as humans feel the need to fix something in order to get that same thing fixed? For example, I have a friend who always had to go home and thoroughly clean her room because the cleaning lady was coming and her mom didn't want the woman to think they were messy. Then why hire a cleaning lady? This subject popped into my head as I'm sitting here with olive oil soaking in my hair.
My hair is severely dry and, due to that, damaged. I'm pretty sure the lack of humidity in this air has a lot to do with it, but that's not the point. The point is I'm supposed to be going to get my hair cut tomorrow. And what am I saying to the man or woman cutting it? That my hair is very damaged and I want a fresh start, so to chop off the damaged part. So why am I sitting here wasting about an hour of my night (and half a cup of olive oil) making a point of deep conditioning my hair so it isn't quite so dry tomorrow?
Seriously, why do we do this to ourselves? Is it a pride issue? We don't want it to seem like we're so flawed that there's no going back, so we attempt at making ourselves appear better before asking for help? We don't want the cleaning lady to think poorly of us for leaving clothes on the floor, so we better put them in the hamper when she is paid to do the exact same? We don't want our hair dressers thinking our hair is naturally dry and brittle, so we try and make it seem like it isn't so bad? People are a generally proud race, so that explanation appeases me.
Hello! I'm Lindsey. I'm a writer with a ton of random thoughts bouncing around in my head. So I share them here in hopes that they reach others with these thoughts.