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A Haiku - Standards

Updated on February 24, 2015

A Haiku - Standards

Follow good standards.

Not the chic, the lowest one;

Dress shows who we are.

High, low, or no standard?

Is the standard "on vacation,"  too?
Is the standard "on vacation," too? | Source

Standards can be chosen.

High standards? Low standards?

We choose the standards we adopt for ourselves.

Even when the standards are those of other people, we choose those standrds or not.

Modest dress, out of respect for family, God, and ourselves is an available choice.

Choosing racy dress,skimpy clothing, the torn jeans, the exposed cleavage, sometimes even an exposed portion of the buttocks, are available choices some will choose as their standard (though in all likelihood it is someone else's standard they have adopted.)

We are a walking advertisement of who we want people to believe we are.

If we advertise a low standard, people will believe it is our own standard.

If we advertise a high standard, people will believe it is our own standard.

In either case we choose how we advertise ourselves, our family, and our respect for the image of God we are made in.

Obviously, dress doesn't show who we actually are, any more than wearing a Halloween costume does. But how we dress is one indication of who we want people to believe we are.

Our public persona is a set of choices we still control.

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

Standards can still be a choice of styles.

U. S. Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) with the author.
U. S. Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) with the author. | Source

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      "We are a walking advertisement of who we want people to believe we are." We should all take this seriously. Thanks for promoting this important message.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Congratulations again on your Hubbie selection honors. It was a shame that I had to use my own "shirt tails sticking out" photo to get my point across! Maybe I got the point, too?

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      Don A. Hoglund 2 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      You are right. We are advertisements of ourselves and the way we present ourselves is a message. I never thought of it quite that way, but it is true.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      dahoglund - We both know it is still the inside that counts, but why be a walking billboard of something less than our best, or demean ourselves, our heritage, and our creator?

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