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    I have a theory and I will try to explain it as good as I can..

    Media is trying to make us think we HAVE TO look "hot" all the time. (Why is it important to look "hot" all the time? I don't want my boss to look at me and think I look "hot", or my dad. I don't even wan't men generally to think I look "hot" because I just want to look "hot" in special events like on a date or when I'm with a special guy. Not EVERYONE.)

    So why do we have to look this certain way? It is all a soup of make us insecure of ourself, people might use this advantage to feel they have power to controll us "not so hot", and so on. And It's all an commercial for products we have to buy so they make money. Diet pills, make up, clothes, the lists goes on and on.

    I was watching TV and I saw a commercial with a girl asking his boyfriend wich part of her he liked the most and showed of her bum and legs and stomach all perfectly but no, he liked her armpit the most. Her armpit was made beautiful by this deo. WTF? We need perfect armpits now, too???

    TV stars, movie stars, sports stars are made to look "perfect" so we feel need to follow their foot steps and buy whatever that make them so perfect. All in all it's just fake and guess who makes profit of these "stars" talking/wearing their products/clothes...

    I watch TV and I laugh at the sircus. But I am also sad because I see all the people around me, my friends, familymembers, people I care about, they never feel happy because they don't feel good enough, not skinny enough, not rich enough, they don't have all the things that tell people they are succesfull (car, house, pool etc.). All the things we see on TV that we think will make us happy...

    Happines is in the moment, it will never last. You need the bad times to appriciate the good times.

    Sorry for all the rant.. Hope you know what I mean, I suck in try to explain anything with my 2. language...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerissa View Post
    I have a theory and I will try to explain it as good as I can..

    Media is trying to make us think we HAVE TO look "hot" all the time. (Why is it important to look "hot" all the time? I don't want my boss to look at me and think I look "hot", or my dad. I don't even wan't men generally to think I look "hot" because I just want to look "hot" in special events like on a date or when I'm with a special guy. Not EVERYONE.)

    Thats a good point. I only ever want certain people to think i'm sexy. I hate being stared at by ugly men.

    Women gotta take back the power- no more strippers, no more porno, no more trying to be 'sexy' for men. It'd kill them.
    But we have that power!

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    Default What is your idea of beauty?

    What is your idea of beauty? When do you feel most beautiful (i.e. having a good hair day, after a workout etc.)

    It seems these days that of you don't look like your typical hollywood 'hottie' you're considered unattractive. What is your take on beauty?

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    My idea of beauty is a happy person-someone who is secure with themself and has a sort of automatic glow.A contentment with the way they face life and their own special look-it can be a child,a grandmother,a young mother,a teen or business man or woman. They are all beautiful to me.
    I feel most beautiful surrounded by my husband and family.I know I am secure and loved.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

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    There is a very recent, similar thread to this about standards of beauty.

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    Ooops was there? Crap sorry guys

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    I'm sure the powers that be here will merge the threads, lol.

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    I feel beautiful when I have enough sleep, otherwise I tend to look like a zombie LOL, its true when they say 'beauty sleep'

    Oh and its always good when your in your trackies with no make up, with a messy ponytail and some dude tries to pick you up LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY 'N' NUTS View Post
    Oh and its always good when your in your trackies with no make up, with a messy ponytail and some dude tries to pick you up LOL
    Well you have to admire the guys taste!
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

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    Yea, isn't it nice when you feel you look rough but your fella/woman says you look gorgeous

    People who are caring and kind and funny and warm are really beautiful

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    Well i consider physically beautiful people (men and women) who are also nice, and humble to be the greatest thing ever.

    If someone is an arsehole, no matter how physically attractive they might be, I find them ugly. Its like thats all i can see when I look at them.

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    It isn't makeup or hair or coloring or clothes.

    It's proportions of the face. How far apart the eyes are, where they are placed, distance from nose to upper lip, width of mouth, etc. Beauty is a matter of mm to me. And almost all of the really important things, like the shape and placement of the bones, are not easy to fix with surgery. You pretty much have to be born with it.

    But advertisers would love to have us think differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marina View Post
    It isn't makeup or hair or coloring or clothes.

    It's proportions of the face. How far apart the eyes are, where they are placed, distance from nose to upper lip, width of mouth, etc. Beauty is a matter of mm to me. And almost all of the really important things, like the shape and placement of the bones, are not easy to fix with surgery. You pretty much have to be born with it.

    But advertisers would love to have us think differently.
    I'm going to disagree...I think grooming and clothing has a lot to do with attractiveness. I've seen enough makeover shows to convince me that with the right clothes, hairstyle/color, and makeup, just about anyone can look good. Also, a lot of unattractive people have bad teeth and are overweight, both of which can be fixed.

    There are a few people out there who are just ugly no matter what they do. Rumer Willis, Tori Spelling. But I think most of us, if we had access to the resources that Hollywood does (chefs, trainers, stylists, hair/makeup, and veneers), could look pretty darn good.

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    ^^Agreed. But I agree that if a person is nasty and mean, I don't think they are attractive no matter how physically perfect they may be. It's kind of like having a really good-looking bf who treats you badly. After a while, especially when you are no longer with him, his looks don't even register any more. You just see the kind of person he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marina View Post
    It isn't makeup or hair or coloring or clothes.

    It's proportions of the face. How far apart the eyes are, where they are placed, distance from nose to upper lip, width of mouth, etc. Beauty is a matter of mm to me. And almost all of the really important things, like the shape and placement of the bones, are not easy to fix with surgery. You pretty much have to be born with it.

    But advertisers would love to have us think differently.
    I can see where you're coming from here, but I think there are some major exceptions to these rules. I wouldn't say that Audrey Hepburn for example, has the most well-proportioned face but many, many people (especially me!) think she is an incredibly beautiful woman. There's a certain degree of subjectivity to beauty. We all have specific genetic cards to play with but I think you can play up what you were given naturally by developing a great personality, showing off your best features, taking good care of yourself and being a loving, considerate person. The media manipulates our desire for beauty but I think that there's a lot of fun to be in experimenting with make-up to create new versions of yourself. In the end, I thin confidence and genuine enjoyment and caring for others will increase anyone's perceived beauty a hundred-fold.
    "Facts are the enemy of truth."
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