Don’t neglect your brains
treats/tortures are not everyone’s idea of a good time. They also come at a cost and have to be budgeted for.
However I do feel sad that it has become almost fashionable in some quarters to neglect the most amazing organ in our bodies – our brain – forgetting that knowledge is power, not a tight face or a taut figure. Surgeons who use their incredible skills to earn an easy buck rearranging bodies and faces when we need more trained medics to perform essential life-saving operations also leave me cold.
The columnist who defended the popularity of cosmetic surgery ended by saying that the famous females who admitted getting ‘work’ done – did it to keep on the telly, and that some of their contemporaries may have aged more gracefully but, ‘they have also faded into insignificance’.
Well, I can tell you that Germaine Greer has not, and will never shrink into a dark corner. I saw her at The Hay Festival last month (talking about Shakespeare’s Women) and, although grey haired and looking her age, her humour, quick wit and feistiness meant she outshone everyone there – both the smooth skinned and the wrinklies.
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