If a tree fell down and no one was around to see it, did it make a sound?
+I am not sure if I got that quote right, but the point that I am trying to make is…if there were no others around us to define beauty, would there be someone to decide whether something is beautiful or ugly?
Or is it a society created construct that is totally subjective. Who defined that a face lacking pimples, scars, birthmarks or deformed teeth is ugly?
Who said that a women with large breasts and a nice butt is sexy?
Why must guys have six packs instead of one backs to be hot?
What has society come to that we are all obsessed with our bodies?
There are plastic surgeons, orthodontists, stylists, make up artists, personal trainers and diet experts to all give us tips to make our body the best it could be possibly; according to standards set by society.
I am not saying these things are bad in itself…
I myself never smiled as a kid, because I hated how crooked my teeth was. I was so self-conscious about my teeth-I was adamant that no one would like me or think I was pretty because of my ugly teeth. So my parents invested a lot of money to set my teeth straight and gave me a smile.
In a way, these procedures for cosmetic procedure are costly, time-consuming and often painful. Having spent four years of my life with metal train tracks on my teeth, countless nights of pain after tightening of braces and soooo many mouth ulcers from the sharp wire that I swear the the evil orthodontist left there on purpose to punish me for being late to all my appointments.
Four years and $6000 for a smile? I still have a wire behind my teeth and I had to go back every year for orthodontic reviews (which I have avoided this year-since I’ve been not wearing my retainers). There are the retainers that you need to wear at night and occasionally get new ones to be made.
There was the psychological pain of it all..being self-conscious of pieces of food that are displayed for people to see…and the chewing gum that you weren’t supposed to have ..getting stuck.
ANYWAYS, what was I trying to say?
Yes, society, especially the female species…seem to spend a great deal of time on trying to make themselves look more beautiful by the standards of this world. Perfect smile, shiny hair, blemish free skin -if this is not possible-a heavily caked face, a skinny body and a nice ass and maybe some push up bra or…if they have money breast implants.
Why are we so obsessed with beauty? Why do we all judge each other on people’s looks?
I am guilty of this as well…is it something innate within us that associates beauty with other good traits like, manners, kindness…I don’t know.
I can’t seem to understand it… but isn’t it all subjective? Then how can we agree that a certain poster, singer or actor is beautiful and others aren’t?
Does love actually exist? Or are we just ensured and trapped by the fleeting beauty of the other? When it fade, we just stay with them anyways?
Does anyone like someone else for themselves and without caring about how they look like?
I remember watching a Korean youtube video of two couples that had literally a blind date.
They had a cloth between them when they met, so they were forced to learn about each other without seeing each other. What are your thoughts on this?
They were forced to get to know each other and not judge each other on how they looked.
If only interviews, jobs and real life was like this.
Who said those that aren’t considered beautiful in this world are not the super stars and idols in other worlds?
Perhaps those considered beautiful in this day and age, in the alternative universe was those who are looked down upon, frowned up and ostracised because their skin lacks pimples, because they are too SKINNY, because they are TOO FIT, because their hair is TOO shiny and not messy enough.
Anyway, that is my rant about beauty and how superficial it all is.
In our old age, does beauty even matter anymore?
How about we become deep people instead of shallow?