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So, I was looking for jokes online today when I found this one.

A woman enters a store that sells curtains. She tells the salesman, “I would like a pair of pink curtains”. The salesman shows her several patterns, but she seems to be having a hard time choosing.  Finally she selects a lovely pink floral print. The salesman  asks what size curtains she needs. She replies, “fifteen inches” “Fifteen inches???” asked the salesman.

“That sounds very small, what room are they for?” The blonde tells him that they aren’t for a room; they are for her computer monitor.

The surprised salesman replies, ” Miss, computers do not need curtains!”

The woman says, “Hellllooooooooo …………. I’ve got Windoooooows!”

Corny? I know, but something about this one actually made me smile and started thinking about curtains and so, I decided to write about it.

Curtains are pieces of material that are often placed at windows. Like anything else in life, our choices in curtains may tell about our likes, dislikes, levels of sophistication, sleeping patterns, need for privacy,interest in home decor, personality, state of mind and even our schedules Yes, it surprised me too and I also came to realize that it is almost instinctual to have some forms of curtains in our lives.

Some persons may beg to object at this point, but keep the objections, because I have the rebuttals coming. Curtains are often used to express a sense of style and to maintain privacy. We use the curtains of In Private or Incognito browsing to maintain some privacy of our actions on the World Wide Web as allowing others to have access to our not so pleasant interests may cause us discomfort. We use curtains on Facebook and Twitter, as we block some material from parents and Pastors and future employers. Curtains are necessary, as they allow us to hide what we want to maintain secrets and allow us to carefully manipulate our image to allow others to view us the way we want them to see us.

So I have devised my own Pop Psychology Theory on curtains, which will shed some light on the curtains we put up at the windows of our lives. What kind of curtains do you have in your life?

Thin Curtains– These are put up by persons with an open personality, the type that screams, “What you see is what you get”, “My life is an open book,” sort of people. Having thin curtains at the windows of life allows a lot of light and outside influence to enter one’s space. It can be positive when viewed in terms of seeing opportunities and the beauties that exists. It can be negative in terms of all outside excesses are able to penetrate one’s personal space. Having thin curtains require a certain amount of confidence as one must be comfortable with everything on the inside, as it is all easily seen by the public. Just ensure that the downs of life from the outside doesn’t affect you too much, as it could take a toll on the state of mind and then things could become disorganized and messy, and guess what? Everyone will see

Thick Curtains– Persons with this kind are usually exact opposites of persons with thin curtains. They tend to be big on privacy and usually want very little of the outside world impacting on how they are viewed. It is allows for a whole lot of image manipulation and may also be used as a façade to hide real feelings. This kind keeps out dust, sunlight, prying eyes and excessive light. However, those very purposes can be harmful as well, trapping dust and moisture doesn’t do well for the respiratory system, too little sunlight and socialization, may lead to depression and these curtains may arouse suspicion which breeds harsher prying eyes. They also give a sense of more security, than what actually exists, which leaves the person susceptible. Just as Incognito mode feels safe, but may store cookies and temporarily disable the antivirus, which leaves the computer vulnerable; thick dark curtains may have this effect. Everyone wants to dance their own dance, but having no support leads to a downward spiral, and when you crash, no one will be able to see to offer help.

Light Curtains– These often turn the bothersome sunlight into pleasant hues of colour that tends to lift, soothe and calm the spirit. These light shades often bring hope in gloomy situations and may be a source of motivation for the disheartened.

Dark Curtains– These often seem to have some levels of sophistication. Whilst they can e associated with expensive tastes they can also be associated with casting a gloomy or dark feeling in the person’s life. Dark curtains usually allow some light to come in and depending on the thickness, may still allow persons to see the happenings on the inside. But having a dark appearance is usually misinterpreted.  Remember, people treat you, the way the think of you.

Medium Curtains– In life, a balance is what we should always strive for, as too little or too much of anything, can be harmful. This type allows for the right amount of almost everything and come in all different colours and textures. Whist the ideal may be difficult to find, spend some time looking for it as the type of curtains at your windows, say a whole lot!

Think about it, if what is done in darkness will soon come to light and your house is filled with windows, which curtain would you choose? Would you adjust your practices or the curtains?

Just ensure that your choice results in you being happy and healthy!