a reply to: reldra
I'd tell that to everyone--being different is
good. I love being peculiar. It's part of what makes me, me.
Why wouldn't you tell someone to take pride in their uniqueness?
You want people to be the same?!?! I assume you've never read Uglies, Pretties, and Specials by Scott Westerfeld. JS.
And why don't you ask the man who wrote the article--"The Australian author Robert Hoge, who describes himself as “the ugliest person you’ve never
met,” thinks we get it all wrong when we tell children looks don’t matter: “They know perfectly well they do.”
A former speechwriter, he has written a book for children, based on his own life story, called “Ugly.” He finds children are relieved when a grown
person talks to them candidly about living with flawed features in a world of facial inequality. It’s important they know that it’s just one thing
in life, one characteristic among others." (quoted from the external quote in the OP).
I don't really care, though. Define it however you'd like. I think you're missing the point. What's disgusting about me saying (also quoted from my
OP): "DON'T TELL KIDS THEY'RE ALL BEAUTIFUL; TELL THEM IT'S O.K. TO LOOK DIFFERENT"
Because, it's our differences that make us beautiful. Don't hate others for having something that you want and can't have--and don't hate others for
being different. If we were all the same, it would be boring and sad and pointless.
Children should learn to be proud of who they are--regardless of how smart or pretty or popular or funny or tall or thin they are. Things like that
shouldn't be what you base your self-worth on. Base your self worth on who you are inside --because that's what really matters.
Be proud of who you are. You are worth it.
I'm afraid I don't follow.
a reply to: onequestion
Yeah, I agree--I said so in my OP. But that's not the point. Why do we try to ignore ugliness when it exists? What's wrong about it? Nothing, that's
what. We shouldn't be afraid to acknowledge the existence of such things. Because they affect our lives greatly--whether we'd like them to, or not.
Being different is a wonderful thing. Agreeing is overrated--just as is looking the same. But people need to stop lying. It's wrong. I agree with the
guy who wrote the article. He's a good man
edit on 17-1-2016 by rukia because: (no reason given)