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Hi PriorityRed

I think that there is a fine line between the pressures from society which is always saying in the media be thinner, have great clothes and look like a cat walk model (sigh, being an hour glass that is really out of the question!) and a feeling of taking care of yourself.

I like to look good but it is not an obsession and I am too much of a tomboy to spend hours in front of the mirror! However saying that, when things start to go South I will think about plastic surgery in the same way as I look at getting a manicure or a wax - although it is a lot more painful and expensive - although have you ever had a wax???? :-)

Interestingly this is linked to how I feel about myself internally if that makes sense. The more I like me the better I look after myself and when I have a bad patch, it all goes to pot. So for me the inner reflects the outer but people are different. I know one friend of mine who is the other way - the worse she feels about herself the thinner she gets and the more obssessed she is with her appearance. I had another friend who was completely insecure about the size of her nose and so had a nose job. You know what? Hardly anyone noticed as we looked at her rather than her nose but she was a much more confident, bubbly person for having it done and we were pleased that she was.

There is a fine line with this form of "love thy self" and vanity and its a hard one to walk. I would also suggest that half of beauty is about how someone projects themselves e.g. Humphrey Bogart was an ugly so and so but very dishy!

In conclusion I suppose I think that beauty comes from inside in a meriad of different ways; I think that there is way to much scoiety pressure to conform to accepted versions of beauty but I would also look at plastic surgery within limits as just another tool to keep up my own personal standards as I age. But hey - each to their own.

Just me two cents worth being a girlie :-)

Kind regards


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Reality Shows Promoting Cosmetic Surgery 628 PriorityRed 22-Mar-04 01:40
Re: Reality Shows Promoting Cosmetic Surgery 197 ananda 22-Mar-04 05:15
Re: Reality Shows Promoting Cosmetic Surgery 209 Jergat 22-Mar-04 13:51
What's the problem? 195 David L 22-Mar-04 15:51
Re: Oh The Irony! 196 PriorityRed 22-Mar-04 16:13
Re: Oh The Irony! 215 David L 22-Mar-04 17:54
Re: Oh The Irony! 158 Valkyrie 22-Mar-04 18:38
Re: Oh The Irony! 208 David L 22-Mar-04 23:15
Re: Oh The Irony! 194 Richard Fusniak 23-Mar-04 01:51
Re: Oh The Irony! 202 David L 23-Mar-04 15:36
Re: Oh The Irony! 198 Richard Fusniak 23-Mar-04 18:39
Re: Oh The Irony! 198 David L 23-Mar-04 22:54
Re: Oh The Irony! 163 Valkyrie 22-Mar-04 19:06
Vouching for vanity 205 Jergat 22-Mar-04 19:06
Re: Vouching for vanity 203 David L 22-Mar-04 23:32
Re: Vouching for vanity 167 Valkyrie 23-Mar-04 08:29
Here's the problem 177 Richard Fusniak 22-Mar-04 18:30
Re: Here's the problem 202 David L 22-Mar-04 23:42
Re: Here's the problem 190 Richard Fusniak 23-Mar-04 01:42
Re: Here's the problem 178 David L 23-Mar-04 01:48
Re: Reality Shows Promoting Cosmetic Surgery 193 smetters 23-Mar-04 18:28
Re: Reality Shows Promoting Cosmetic Surgery 243 Aarooga 26-Mar-04 15:05
Re: Reality Shows Promoting Cosmetic Surgery 360 Archietype 26-Mar-04 18:14

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