What We Need Most.

“What we need most, is not so much to realise the ideal as to idealise the real.”

~ Francis Herbert Hedge.

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30 Responses to What We Need Most.

  1. nick says:

    The man on the right could do with a good bra. So could the man on the left, come to think of it. I’ve never regarded bulging muscles as attractive, and not just because I’ve never had them. Physical strength, sure, but conspicuous muscularity seems a bit pointless.

  2. tammy j says:

    nick took the words right out of my mouth.
    men (or even women now for that matter) who bulk up like that… always look to me as if they have huge rocks under their skin. it’s simply not appealing to me.
    strength is one thing but I appreciate tinsel strength. like a cat.
    love the quote! not just in body image either.
    tammy j recently posted..moving on old bean

  3. Ditto, nick and tammy.

    You might like this: http://www.gocomics.com/drabble/2017/07/17
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..July 9, 2017 Sunday Hike

    • Ursula says:

      Tell Andy next time he keeps himself in shape shifting trees and stuff off the road to your second home up the sticks.

      Sometimes I despair how dismissive people are (by way of comments here so far, you, Nick and Tammie).

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      • tammy j says:

        frankly the reason I don’t care for muscle bound people is the way they move.
        they never look limber to me. they walk rather ‘stove up’ to use an old phrase from my part of the country.
        I like the quietly muscular grace of a cary grant more.
        muscles don’t necessarily make the man.
        and nick said muscularity not masculinity.
        and my name is spelled with a y.
        just sayin’.
        tammy j recently posted..moving on old bean

      • U,
        There’s a big difference between being in shape and bulking up for show rather than function.
        Cheerful Monk recently posted..July 9, 2017 Sunday Hike

  4. shackman says:

    The quote is fine. I personally do not care a rats patuti for either image – nor do i care if some guys or gals choose body building as a hobby or not. I have always been strong – a certain degree of it comes with my size. I freely admit I could have done a better job managing the Xs in front of the L on my frame but oh well.
    shackman recently posted..Hidden Potential

  5. Joared says:

    Isn’t there a happy medium look in there somewhere — that’s a more typical reality from my experience — it’s usually not one of these two extreme choices? That said — I agree with the quote.
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    • It helps if your GP is also your friend like mine is. He tells me not to worry about my weight as all other parameters like BP, Cholesterol etc are normal, he calls me obese but fit and not to bother but to have fun.

  6. My problem with the fellow on the left is his body seems out of balance, his pecs are too large. If they were more in tune with the rest of him I would think his body was attractive.
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..July 9, 2017 Sunday Hike

  7. Nice play on words, Francis!

  8. Big John says:

    Could it be a ‘photoshop’ job ? … Looks like the same bloke to me. If it is then someone is in for a surprise.
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  9. the worse thing about either of the guys is the “diet” they have to follow…the man on the left will find he’s eating a lot of broccoli, and not matching anything like beer to the bod on the right…

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