"Reading is a huge effort for many people, a bore for others, and, believe it or not, many people prefer watching TV." - Hugh Mackay
In one of her talks, Dr. Muhaya said something about when she goes to other people’s houses, dia suka nak tengok what kind of magazines seisi rumah baca because apparently it says a lot about them. She also nasihat untuk memperbanyakkan baca majalah yang memberi SOLUSI (dia tekankan perkataan SOLUSI, which made me think that she was promoting the SOLUSI magazine, and maybe she was, and it is a good magazine I must say).
But no offence, Dr. Muhaya, I don’t think the kind of magazines one reads necessarily tells anything about the person. Hubs and I, for instance, read a lot in our line of work, and serious stuffs too; decided cases, statutes, thick law books. Thus every now and then, we’d like to unwind and read "rubbish" like women’s/men’s/gossip magazines and whatnot. I know they’re bad dan tak memberi faedah sangat but they’re fun, and we deserve fun once in a while. No I’m not being defensive. I’m just saying what I think and while yes, magazines like SOLUSI and Reader’s Digest are foods for thought, after all the heavy readings I do at work, I deserve to go to 7Eleven and pick up a light magazine to read about Chris Hemsworth’s newborn baby (that makes two super cute demigods, phewww), the new shades of lipstick (not that I even own a lipstick), Miranda Kerr’s post-baby body (which left me feeling yucky afterwards, yikes) or even 30 ways to lose weight in 30 days tips (which I shall never even use), and I’d prefer not to be judged for that.
(I do judge you though, if you’re a fan of Mastika. Eeeeek. Sorry)
Although yes, beauty magazines will sometimes make you feel ugly. But remember what Cindy Crawford said? Even she herself does not wake up looking like Cindy Crawford! One word: Airbrush!
So anyways, I beg to differ with Dr. Muhaya on that (just so you know, I adore this woman); I think the kind of magazines one reads does not necessarily tell anything about the person, so yeah, let’s agree to disagree on that.