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    Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    It occurred to me that people are just complete idiots about youth and beauty. You see a woman who is aging and her skin gets lines and starts to sag a bit. People start to comment on how that person isn't as attractive as they once were or make fun of the way their face is starting to look due to the natural aging process. Then there are women who decide to take matters to their nearest plastic surgeon. People then start to speculate whether she has had botox or this or that done and then they make fun of the fact that she went and had something done about that.

    No wonder people are so screwed up today. We just won't give people a bloody break because society is so hung up on beauty and youth.
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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    I blame it all on Hollywood. They set forth an image of what perfection used to be. Monroe was a Godess in Hollywood back i the 50's. She was a size 10 I believe. If it was today she would be considered overweight.

    I agree JP, it is all natural aging processes. Some people dont want to live with that and go have plastic surgery. That boils down to their own personal insecurities. They are paranoid about what other people think.

    It is a horrible that vanity is being considered over everything else. MTV glorifies it with these shows about plastic surgery. Other people want ot "keep up with the Jones'" so to say. Buit the only difference is its not a HD TV System, its their own life they are messing with.
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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    It's the same with Jackie Kennedy. I personally don't think she was very attractive but according to history books and my mom she was the most beautiful woman in America. To be honest what MTV calls "beauty" to me is just plain skanky. If it takes tons of make-up and plastic surgery to make you look good then to me your ugly. You can tell a womans real beauty if she's still attractive even without make-up.




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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    The other thing I have a problem with, that you didn't touch upon, is that when people DO have plastic surgery... the same people who took shots at the person for aging starts taking shots at them for having the surgery. It's a lose/lose situation for these people. How ANYONE could have a good self-image in these times is completely beyond me!
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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIpartnr
    No wonder people are so screwed up today. We just won't give people a bloody break because society is so hung up on beauty and youth.
    I don't agree with my good friend JP very often, but he's dead right with this thread.
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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    Ah yes, but let's not forget the double standard. It seems that while women tend to be seen as less attractive with age, many men are seen as getting sexier with age. Just look at guys like Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford, etc.

    These guys were getting voted "sexiest man alive" in their 60's!
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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    Don't forget about that dreamboat Mel Gibson.

    One older woman that I think looks good is Stifler's mom.
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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    What are we complaining about here? The premium society places on beauty as a commodity? Or are we complaining because we think people should be happy with what they were given at birth (or weren't)? Or are we complaining that the media is somehow at fault?



    Beauty is a talent and blessing like any other. It is okay to appreciate it. And BTW, if I could pay a little money and have a doctor give me the ability to dunk a basketball or have the slighest iota of musical talent, I would do it. Why the diss on surgery? Isn't beauty the same sort of commodity?
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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by JON9000
    What are we complaining about here? The premium society places on beauty as a commodity? Or are we complaining because we think people should be happy with what they were given at birth (or weren't)? Or are we complaining that the media is somehow at fault?
    I interpreted the original post as pointing out the critical and hypocritical attitudes of some people toward other people. You know, the old damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    That's my understanding of the issue. Correct me if I'm wrong, JP.
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    Re: Beauty/Youth: the curse... and people's stupidity over it.

    Donnald Trump says that being born beautiful is like winning the lottery, and getting poorer every day.

    In other words beauty fades.

    I think what JP is trying to say is that:

    1. "Hollywoods" version of beauty creates an impossible standard (or at least a very difficult standard) for women. As he said, Monroe was considered a real beauty in her day, but by todays standards she would be considered overweight in Hollywood.

    2. Talented actresses are often pushed aside for less talented younger actresses simply because they look prettier.

    The reason this is a problem is because, young girls see these things and begin to feel self concious about themselves, they develop eating disorders to compete with "Hollywoods" standard.

    Not to mention the age factor, I'm not even going to get into the whole "some of these girls look like they are only 13 years old" issue.

    It's a problem, believe me.

    Now, I have no problem with beautiful women in movies and television, but sometimes you gotta wonder where they find some of these genetic freaks and why Hollywood says that "this is beautiful".
    May the force be with you.

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