You're right, hahaha the people who don't fit traditional "beauty" aren't in the magazines anyway, so it's really just the airbrushing of the already beautiful...how weird.
Then again, I'm also someone who really likes tattoos, piercings, hair dye, all those kinds of things. For me, I find it "beautiful"/"appealling" when something has an element of unreality to it. When I see someone who's unreasonably pretty, almost a caricature of beauty, I definitely notice it more. If the purpose of the media is to sell itself, a product, or the person on the cover of the magazine, that tends to be what makes me part with my money, at least.
I believe that the message that even a gorgeous, healthy-looking, in shape woman needs an airbrush sends a crappy message to the consumer. But that being said, I think more people would be cultivating their own beauty ideal seperate from what media considers "attractive".View Thread
I prefer to see air brushing in magazines and ads and stuff. I see enough reality when I leave my house, I buy stuff like Cosmo for entertainment, not to see more of what I see at Wal-Mart.
I don't compare myself to those images because there is no comparison. I do too much in my day to day to be perfectly coiffed and made-up, it isn't my job to look good. I'd never compare a friend of mine to a model, because my friends just aren't models. Not that they're not beautiful, but again, we all have lives to lead that don't include personal trainers, personal chefs, and a manicurist on our staff.View Thread
Wouldn't bother me at all. Like someone else said, FB's privacy settings are subject to change, so I only put stuff on my FB that I wouldn't mind being traced back to me. I think it's foolish to put your whole life online and then not like being asked to show it.View Thread
For me, a lot of my happiness does pertain to financial and material success. But that's because a lot of my positive self-image includes being motivated and determined and aiming for success. I find a lot of pleasure in doing well, so I try to excel at everything I try.
I'm really really happy pretty much like 99% of the time. View Thread
I met my BF online, and we're two years strong and very, very happy. He lived in a small town a state away and was using it to widen his dating pool: I was unable to meet a decent guy who wasn't crazy so my friend signed me up for a site.
It did turn out well for us, but he was the only guy I actually wound up going on a date with. I'd planned many more, but the spark was there enough that I cancelled the rest of my dates for the week. He said it was pretty grim before he met me, a lot of desperate people and people lying about their appearance and lives in general.
I've heard mixed things from friends. I think it's just like any other kind of interpersonal relationship, if you're generally respectful, honest and know what you want, it's going to be more likely to be successful.View Thread
It's completely fair. A doctor has to treat their patients to the best of their ability, and if the patient (or guardian) is noncompliant, the doctor cannot give their best care. As such, it makes the doctor useless.
Why would a doctor want to continue to see a patient to whom they are useless? Why would a patient (or patients guardian) want to be seen by a doctor whose values were not the same as their own? I'm not saying they have to be personally similar, but a doctor and patient need to see eye-to-eye on health, and if they don't their relationship won't be as beneficial for both parties.View Thread
The best gift I ever got for Valentine's Day was two years ago. My BF and I spent the day in bed, drinking champagne and eating take-out...it was the first day we exchanged "I love you"s. Still gives me butterflies every time I hear him say it.View Thread