In a 2006 New Yorker interview, writer Christopher Hitchens gave a list of overrated things in his life. It was funny, intriguing, and to some, offensive, and that’s the point.
So, because this is the Internet and we’re all friends, Aunt B decided to start her own Overrated List. Let’s take a peek inside our minds. Here are the rules:
You can only name four (4) things that are overrated, meaning it may be a big deal to some, but to you ‘not so much’.
Because this is Mama’s Health, try to think of one thing related to health.
Feel free to comment, in fact, please do.
Here’s my list of things I think are highly overrated:
- Text Messaging
- The Colbert Report
- Plastic surgery
I’ve had text, but it sometimes feels like a big game of “I’ve got a secret,” with all the raised eyebrows, grinning and furious thumbing across that tiny keyboard. Stephen Colbert? Just not as funny as Jon Stewart. Numbers 3 and 4 go hand in hand, it would be nice to be able to love our bodies, just as they are, and not have to diet or slice and dice them into someone else’s version of beauty. I’ve struggled with my weight for years, lifted and lunged, took pills, shots, and I’ve considered plastic surgery. People have different body types, and not matter what I’ll never look that woman on video, and even if I did, I wouldn’t be any happier. It’s all overrated.
– Aunt B