I heard on the news on Sunday about a group of people who voluntarily went bald for charity. It was a project by World Vision to raise money to help the indigenous people of Sabah have an education and to fund a mobile library to increase the levels of literacy. 50 people pledged to go bald and among them were many young people, young women included.
Made me think.
Demi Moore went bald for her role in G.I. Joe Jane. Natalie Portman went bald for V for Vendetta. They both look great with or without hair – they already have strong beautiful features.
But would I go bald?
Much as I admire the spirit and dedication of the young women who went bald on Sunday, I’m afraid I’d never do it voluntarily. My reason is simple – Vanity.
I may not have wonderful hair but its mine and it helps define my look. Also, I don’t think I have strong enough features or a nice round head to look good bald. So, I don’t think I could ever surmount my vanity in the name of charity. Perhaps I’m selfish that way.