What’s a good life to you?

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My question to you today is exactly what my title presents – what is a good life to you? It’s nothing new that everyone wants different things in life, and if you get to choose, what kind of life do you want? I think it’s safe to be practical, but once in a while it’s good to take a breather and do something that makes you happy.

It’s also not uncommon to see tons of massive advertising and  marketing on the streets of Singapore. It’s at every bus stop and every train station to say the least. The message these adverts send out is “consume, consume, consume”, and sometimes, they use fear to target your insecurities, and in turn, you buy their products to assure yourself and feed that fear that never existed in the first place. It’s these subtle things that gear you towards a direction that is far from what you wanted in life as a kid.

Why do you think girls are piling on more and more makeup and products on their face these days? It irks me to no end when I see young girls with makeup so thick you aren’t even sure how she really looks like, and ladies who dresses like they work the streets at night. What about that worker drone who does nothing with his life but clock in and out of work daily? And of course, a good family that isn’t aware of what is in their food, stocking up on processed food for the week, feeding their lovely kids these junk.

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What I’m trying to say here is, the generation today is one that I can’t say I fully agree with. To me, a good life is when one is brought up with good morals and beliefs (no matter what our beliefs may be), is smart and able to think with common sense (you’d be surprised at how this is severely lacking today with the younger generation) and not needing to spend and want excessively in order to feel happy.

I’m suspecting this is a strongly written article because of my bad encounters with a group of teenagers last night that led to this build up of angst. Despite all that angst, I understand that it’s this difference in thinking that makes the human race distinct and interesting from the other species, I guess. Don’t wait till your mid life crisis before you realize what you really, really want to do with your life. Start realizing yourself today.

Why organic skincare too?

If you are like me, you would be wondering at one point or another, how in the world does ‘organic’ apply to the skincare department. Truth is, though widely known but never really emphasized, our skin is our largest organ covered all of our body. And it does absorb what is being slathered on it too.

Some of you think the amount being absorbed is too little to cause much damage. But do you know our body accumulates toxins? Think of all the products you have used on your body in your lifetime, and imagine if just one of them has a teaspoon amount of toxic ingredient, do you think you would have accumulated quite a substantial amount by now? Truth is, most of the products you are using have at least one ingredient that is a known carcinogen.

This video does a very visualized and simple explanation why you should opt for organic products that are free of man-made chemicals and from natural ingredients. Though organic skincare are the best options, if you ask me, I would say get what you need from your diet and work on looking good from inside out.