Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Class Act

When I think of class, I think of one woman. A Hollywood icon who is a pure class act. The one and only, Audrey Hepburn.

Class is hard to come by this day in age. We live in a world where everyone is over-exposed, and no one even seems to notice. Whatever happened to "leaving a little something to the imagination"? Nope not here. Everyone knows everything about each other. It doesn't take a genius to find out the details of someones life by following their Twitter or friending them on Facebook. A quick overview of their photos and a few status updates later, and you can pretty much gauge the complexity of their life. Granted, some of us may keep our profiles private or only "Tweet" minimal details, but for those who aren't so careful? You're an open book, so be prepared for reviews.

Celebrities are another example of over-exposed; some on purpose for publicity reasons and some at the hands of our beloved country. Does anyone else see a problem when celebrity sightings and gossip sites combined with their own attempts at social networking [i.e.: Twitter] result in instances such as the "Bling Ring". For those of you unfamiliar with said "Bling Ring", a group of wealthy teenagers in the Los Angeles area decided that their parents money just wasn't enough and that they needed to steal clothes, accessories, money, etc. from local celebrities. How come this was so easy? Because they knew exactly where the celebs live, when they were out of town filming or on vacation, and because they got away with it...repeatedly. Though eventually these privileged pillagers were caught, it just proves my point, that our world has become over exposed.

Class is knowing who you are, and what your purpose is in life. It is being able to find and maintain a balance between whats needed to fulfil your dreams as well as helping others discover theirs. It's hard to be classy while you're out there sharing every intimate detail of your life to your cyber "friends".

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