I was inspired to write this because of the Ivanka Trump subject matter swirling around social media today. Last I looked it was getting raunchy over in Germany for her. I could have warned her about that, but hey, learning on your own is always best because it sticks like glue and you never forget that experience….and obviously you use it as knowledge eventually.
WISDOM of stories. WISDOM of experience. Nothing can replace that.
I have vast knowledge and experience with people in my life. Even my son who’s a seasoned entrepreneur and creative person has doubted me a few times, but it never fails….I’m usually right about PEOPLE—-(being an empath usually helps too)
Ivanka has great poise, and if you don’t know what that is I’ll explain it to you…
Mostly a feminine trait, poise is defined as..
SELF-ASSURANCE; POLISH, GRACE, REFINEMENT
As a teen I went to modeling school, seeking to develop poise and refinement. I did learn to walk…
With a book on my head;-)
Our President Trump admires poise in women. Everyone can tell he strongly believes in the quality for women, but my take on that is this….Don loves to look at beauty, contemplate it, and cultivate it. I picked that up early on in the campaign about him. There is nothing wrong with this trait, but for me it rings of true male dominance. Yes we know Don is a dominant man. None of this bothers me because human nature is human nature. Men are men in my book. I’ve been hooked on the ALPHA all my life.
BUT BUT BUT
Well, I personally think he’s overdone it. What should he do about it? There’s nothing he can do. He’s raised Ivanka to be poised and polished. POSSIBLY, she’s learning from him that it’s not a ‘valued’ asset, or at least not AS VALUED as ‘dad’ once thought it was..
Remember when GOP elite were trying to force Don to be more ‘presidential’ as they put it…
Didn’t work did it?
People loved Don how he was, natural, NOT POISED, not sophisticated, not refined, not graceful…
Oh geez, none of the above…
THE PEOPLE wanted the real person. I know I felt the same way. We embrace him for all his faults, all his rough around the edges, and we treasure him….because he’s REAL. And if he ever becomes FAKE, we will all know it immediately. Once you’ve seen the REAL person, they will never be able to fool you with any fake persona.
There’s only one thing that turned me off ‘big league’ with him during the primaries, and that was his comment about Ivanka being attractive and that he would possibly BE DATING her. I did not like the comment, and I don’t think most Americans liked it either, and I think he knew it.
But still, poise is part of the public PERSONA, and therefore I consider it to be MANUFACTURED not natural, and not of much value. We all know that no matter how much POISE one ‘appears’ to have, that it can and will be broken with anger, resentment or stress…..yes, stress and anxiety will break POISE and bring it to its knees. I mean, look at Hillary Clinton. She tried over and over to have poise, but when the pressure came she folded that poise like a losing hand of cards in a poker game.
Oops, so maybe POISE is a contest you say? Yes, I’ve thought of that angle, but I think most people can see right through that.
So we’re back to basics. POISE is nothing more than ‘acting ability’….yep, that’s all it is.
And I must add here that POISE can also be seriously real for some women who are lacking in confidence, although one of the characteristics of poise IS carrying yourself with confidence, so eventually anyone using poise as a DISGUISE is eventually discovered.
So as an actual ‘value’, for me, POISE is right up there with style, grace, dignity, blah, blah, blah
Because in the end when the ‘acting’ goes away, people are just people. Also, I’d have to say that the American people have had it with FAKE. Everything today is fake. The news media is not reliable, and you can’t get an honest answer on anything anymore.
Do you honestly think that the American public has not been scorched with a branding iron on the subject of OH HE’S SUCH A GREAT ORATOR….and you know I’m speaking of that phony President Obama, who fooled them all, didn’t he? Great speech, BUT BUT BUT the emperor has no clothes.
HA, POISE…..RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW WITH APPEARANCE, SPEAKING ABILITY, ETC., ETC…..superficial values, all of them.
I say, I say…..Ann Barnhardt has come up with another goody here
“THE HIGHER THE OFFICE, THE MORE GRANDIOSE THE ‘TITLE’, THE MORE ADVANCED THE ‘DEGREE’, THE MORE IGNORANT AND ‘INDEPT THE PERSON WILL LIKELY BE”
So this has become too lengthy. I’ll have to sacrifice the ‘cat fights’ part for another time.
But yes, some men prefer cat fights to poise.
Everyone knows this, right?