once after my friend watched a film with james franco in it she reported back to me “he looks old. I don’t think he has taken care of himself” and I got wayyyy unnecessarily mad. not only because I don’t think she should make judgements on him like that (i mean who cares but I CARE HE IS MY ONE CELEBRITY CRUSH JEEZ) But I hate it when people say this about someone based on their looks: “they don’t take care of themselves” HOW DO YOU KNOW just because someone has wrinkles or bad skin or extra weight or saggy boobs YOU CAN’T JUDGE IF SOMEONE DOESN’T TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES OR NOT AND ALSO IT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS IF THEY DO OR NOT AND ALSO WHETHER THEY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES OR NOT IS NOT A REFLECTION ON WHAT KIND OF PERSON THEY ARE. p.s. “what kind of person” what is that supposed to mean. we contain multitudes. what matters
SORRY I’M PROBABLY NOT SUPPOSED TO REBLOG THIS, buuuuuuuuuuut ALSO: who decides what taking care of yourself IS? Is it getting obsessively involved in exercise and healthy eats and skin care of all things? Or is it focusing on feeding other aspects of yourself? There’s only so much time and mental space to devote to things, and if you choose to live in a way that you’re comfortable with, how is that NOT taking care of yourself?
Like my skin is always gonna be a shit show and rather than put energy into trying many different things, I usually let it be, cause it tends to be the same whether I have a strict routine or not. Ditto with body junk. And clothing choices. Just cause the result of this is strolling around like an unwashed urchin, doesn’t somehow de-validate my existence as a mass of awkward flesh and body dysfunctions.
Plus, my time spent on tumblr is FAR more valuable, n’est-ce pas?