Form Follows Function
"Girls, you know, if you make faces like that, and somebody slaps you on the back,
you'll stay that way FOREVER!!"
If you grew up in the 80's of before, you've almost certainly heard this expression. And most of us made faces, and grew up, and came to the belief that the expression was untrue, and just a fear-based threat used by overly controlling adults to coerce the children to behave in the desired way.
But is it really untrue? Have you ever driven down the road, and looked at the people driving toward you in the oncoming lane? Have you ever looked at the face of a parent whose child is causing a scene in the grocery store? A businessman on the phone with his boss? A busy soccer mom racing through the grocery store at 2PM on a Sunday afternoon? A grumpy grampa complaining about his hip surgeon?
Look around, and notice the furrowed brows all around you. And connect that with the commercials you'll see about BOTOX Cosmetic. Observe the down-turned mouths all around when you find yourself among some of your fellow humans. Notice the advertisements for Cialis. Decide for yourself if people generally look happy, like they're having a good time doing what they are doing.
Does form follow function? If your facial muscles get into patterns of movement over the days, months, and years of your time on this planet in that body, don't you think the bony skeletal structures underneath will change over time in response to these muscular movements and patterns?
Of course they will! Bones are dynamic, "living" structures, constantly changing and remodeling as we move through this 3-D hologram we call reality. You have little construction crews made up of cells called osteoblasts, and demolition crews of cells called osteoclasts. These two opposing forces must operate in a state of balance, or homeostasis, if we are to continue walking, and running, and jumping, lifting things up and putting them down. And these crews constantly work to create a FORM that is best suited to carry out the FUNCTIONs that YOU, either intentionally or accidentally, DECIDE to do.
My point is...
YOU HAVE A CHOICE,
AND YOU CAN CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK
WITHOUT SURGERY OR DRUGS.
So every day, WAKE UP, and notice where you are.
Choose to be grateful for something.
Find a way to shake off the effects of the "bad" shit that happens to all of us here in this realm.
Smell the roses.
Chew your food mindfully.
WAKE UP again.
Because if you keep on making that face...
IT'S GONNA STAY THAT WAY FOREVER!