Makeup Makes Your Soul Look Ugly

Plastic surgery is something I have conflicting opinions about. 

 On one hand I think it’s shallow, stupid, superficial, ugly, gross. I can’t understand what would possess a person to make such extreme body modifications. It makes me sad. It frustrates me. Just because I feel like it’s such a shame that a person would feel so uncomfortable with their own natural body that they feel the need to “enhance” certain features in order to feel attractive, appealing, adequate.  But I am aware that I have pretty extreme/uncommon views on the subject as a whole, compared to most people in our culture.  To me, plastic surgery, makeup, high-heeled shoes, hair dye, hair gel, tattoos all fall into the same category.  I just think it’s unfortunate that people feel so insecure, so insufficient that they must do all these things just to feel good about who they are. Am I wrong or is the culture wrong? 

On the other hand,  I think it’s pretty fucking cool and interesting that we live in a time and space where we can alter our physical bodies so drastically. I saw this dude the other day on YouTube - just search “Human Ken Doll.” That shit is crazy. And for real, why not?  Soon enough will be at a point where we can literally become living avatars and undergo “extreme” body modifications every single day if we want to.  You only get to take this trip once, so you might as well do whatever the fuck you want and make decisions that make you happy.

 I guess my real beef with body modification, whether as insignificant as eyeliner or as extreme as the human Ken doll, is the intention behind it.  As I already stated, it makes me sad and frustrated that people try so hard to change themselves for no other reason than that they think they aren’t good enough as they are. That they are, you know, less than perfect or some shit. Not to get all cheesy, but for real. It really fucking sucks that people can’t just be who they are without feeling constantly insecure, inferior, insufficient. And I can’t help but think that those sorts of motivations far outweigh the people who are just like c not to get all cheesy, but for real. It really fucking sucks that people can’t just be who they are without feeling constantly insecure, inferior, insufficient. And I can’t help but think that those sorts of motivations far outweigh the people who are just like... 

“You know what, I want some fake tits!  That shit would be rad as fuck! I’ma get some fake ass tits and I’ma rock those bitches and fuck what anybody thinks!”  

Nah, I think more often than not it’s due to some level of insecurity.  

 We as a culture just have such outrageous and unrealistic expectations. It’s truly fucking absurd. I mean, for fuck’s sake, we can’t even have somebody read us the news without spending 30 minutes in a make-up chair. 

I want some real.  

I want some natural.  

I want some authentic.  

If your authentic is “body modification,” on any level, that’s great!   but whatever you’re doing, make sure you’re actually doing it for you and not just telling yourself you’re doing it for you while actually just trying to live up to what you think is the status quo. 

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