But that's beside the point.
So why are young girls, by the tender age of 6 or 7, already carry purses and are even looking into brand name fashions as if their lives depended on it? or that many women of all ages and all sizes are not living healthy lifestyles because they want to be like Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox? or that in order to attract the opposite sex, comfort in one's own skin is arbitrary?
My speculation points it all to business and commerce.
You see, like many people, I have always thought that media was the central problem to all this hatred towards our own natural bodies. But a friend once told me that students who are in business or commerce are trained to hate people. Which strangely would result in a more successful...well...business. If that's the case then it certainly makes alot of sense to why the media promote such self-hate.
"Catch'em when they're young" this friend noted with certainty. Hearing this, I immediately felt disgusted. How would anybody do such a thing, not realizing while I think this, I am carrying, wearing the same things promoted by the media. Hypocrite anyone?
Of course there must be more, one can argue that such promotion of beauty is a promotion of confidence. True enough! Many times over I have seen women and men alike walk, talk, and smile with confidence in the skin that they believe to be as their own natural one. More and more, ads have geared towards the healthy glow than the artificial, but the unhealthy imagery such as bone-skinny still exists.
It's tough, while i do not condemn beauty that's been promoted by the media as one that is absolutely immoral, I do think that the portrayals of what beauty is have taken the wrong road down." feeling good about the lips you have" somehow becomes "feeling bad about the lips that you don't have". This embedded ideology of the perfect woman from Hollywood generates a horrendous amounts of jealousy from both sexes that makes the businessmen grin in delight.
No wonder envy is a sin.
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