You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?
As somebody who isn’t a fan of seeing their reflection in the mirror – not having mirrors is no big loss. As a dancer however, I’m fucked.
I think that having mirrors in our lives is something that we all generally take for granted. I wouldn’t be able to see how terrible I look in the morning. I wouldn’t be able to see if there’s seeds in my teeth after eating a multigrain bar. I couldn’t pluck out my ingrown hairs or dig out my blackheads. What? Don’t you sit there judging me! You know you do that stuff as well. I’m not the only one!!
Think about when you’re driving – you’d have no rear-view mirror or side mirrors so things like reversing and merging lanes are going to be filled with risk. Unless you have stacks of cash and can afford one of those cars that parks itself… Which, really is just being lazy.
You wouldn’t be able to try clothes on and tell whether you look good in something so you really would need to have somebody with you to give you an honest opinion and be able to say YES, your arse DOES look really fat in that!. You wouldn’t be able to put your makeup on, unless you can afford a makeup artist to do it every day for you. But if you can afford a daily makeup artist, you also probably drive a car that parks itself!! So I guess women would be getting around either naturale or looking like they’ve been gang-banged by Crayola. That in itself would certainly make the daily commute a lot more entertaining, seeing a whole heap of clown faces on the train. But now that I think about it, it could inspire and create some sisterhood-girl-power and lead to groups of ladies doing each other’s makeup at the station, on the train etc
So maybe not having mirrors could be a good thing. It might bring an end to people’s self-consciousness and body image issues. Maybe that could be a challenge – Mirror-Free Month – and every time you end up using a mirror, you donate $1 to charity.