Many years ago, one of my friend said that our hands shows our class. So we have to take care of our hands to be looking good. I didn't thought about it much at that time. But it never left my thoughts. It was in fact led me into deeper thinking more and more.
Sure pretty hands are good to look at and even good to touch. But I highly disagree with him that hands has many classes. It sounded like he doesn't want to be look like low class. I wonder what was his real class was. Hands are important for all of us and we use them for many reasons. It shows who you are and what you do.
My grandmother was a farmer. She was working in the field all day long and that made her hands tough and dark. I still remember her hand weren't soft or pretty. But those hands made amazing rice and vegetables. When I was sick, she even rubbed my belly to make me calm and get better(Korean old custom). I wonder what was her class and what would my friend say about her hands. Many years ago when I was an animator, my hand was in bad shape and suffering. Because I was drawing animation characters all day long. But I was good at my job and that meant everything. No one was saying I was low class cause I had an ugly hand.
There are thousands of jobs out there and most of them are working very hard. I'm sure there is a carpenter who has pretty hand and always take good care of them afterwards. But in my thought, carpenter's hard working hands are very beautiful. So as my grandmother's hands. We should think of what we do with our hands before think of what our hands look like. I rather be genuine about what I do than what my hands look like. Fisher mans hands aren't gonna be any pretty. But from those hands we can eat fishes(We all know somebody has to catch them).
My hands are not the prettiest one in the world. It has so many scars from cooking and doing some of my paper cutting projects. But I like them. Those scars are permanent and it will be ugly as always. But I love them. I was doing what I love and it made me by now. I'm sure still my friend must have good looking hands after so many times of manicures. But I don't envy his. And I don't feel bad he is no longer friends with me. I certainly don't wanna be friends with someone thinks hands have classes.