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Originally posted by Merigold
I think the conspiracy lies in the fact that our children are growing up with a false sense of what is important in life. Millions of people vote for the next winner of X factor but few can be bothered to vote for their next councilman, or senator ect;.
We, as a society, have become blinded to the things that matter. Our children's heroes are the "beautiful" people. We follow the intricate details of the lives of the shallow husks that populate Hollywood. We spend our money, and the banks, in order to live up to this ideal of perfection. We must have a new car and a new house and perkier breasts. We happily, enthusiastically pay any price to get it.
I met my partner online. I had no idea what he looked like until I was already deeply in love with him. When we did finally meet, after exchanging only one picture with each other, there was no question of attraction. In my eyes he was the most attractive man I had ever met. The physical attraction was secondary to what we already felt for each other. I tease him now, I got the better end of the stick, he is what "society" would call very attractive where as I'm just average ( I am, even though he insists I am the most beautiful woman he has ever known).
Beauty is truely in the eye of the beholder, but when a vast majority of beholders are blinded with shallow lies fed by corporations and media then what IS beauty?
Originally posted by Muckster
There are plenty of websites out there that although I have no intention of joining, disturb me greatly!
Are you not worried about fundamentalist websites, hate websites, websites featuring illegal sex acts, criminal websites etc...
Just because you don’t want to join them doesn’t mean they will not have a negative effect on your life somewhere down the line.
I believe that sites like beautifulpeople.com help to nurture a culture of self obsession and a feeling of superiority over others. This is dangerous and can lead to bullying and discrimination in the wider world!
Originally posted by Flighty
The obsession of beauty is to do with eugenics.
The most beautiful are in demand when it comes to marriage and having kids to pass on this beauty to the progeny.
The ironic thing is, often the children of "beautiful people" are incredibly homely and average looking.
Yet the myth persists.