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You're So Vain

Posted by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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Whether we think too much or too little of ourselves, we seem to live in a society full of the image obsessed.




Beauty and Weight Loss Specialist, Alicia Hunter, joins the Mad Life panel for this  ego-boosting conversation.

Why are we so vain?

by on Dec. 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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by Bronze Member on Dec. 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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Because insecurities sell. "Create a need and fill it" is pretty much the mantra of marketing. Once you realize how nonsensical that is, it doesn't affect you. It's an issue of self-esteem. And that's why the CM poll results don't surprise me at all.

Andrew brought up a great point, though. You can't "feel important" just because "somebody needs you." That's just sacrificing self-esteem to self-denial.

slightlyperfect

bafamily
by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 3:55 PM
Don't have the first clue.
brownhoney21
by Bronze Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

 I don't know.

elwalters77
by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Hmmm, IDK

Dedicatedmom02
by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I agree.

Quoting SlightlyPerfect:

Because insecurities sell. "Create a need and fill it" is pretty much the mantra of marketing. Once you realize how nonsensical that is, it doesn't affect you. It's an issue of self-esteem. And that's why the CM poll results don't surprise me at all.

Andrew brought up a great point, though. You can't "feel important" just because "somebody needs you." That's just sacrificing self-esteem to self-denial.


sandbuster
by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 6:25 PM
Because of media, pretty sells
BabyTeki
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 8:32 AM
Because with our high level of technology anymore, the media is constantly right in our face.
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natesmom1228
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

It's the media's fault.

elasmimi
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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I have reached an age where most vanity is gone. When I was younger, I would never think of leaving the house w/o full makeup, dressed to perfection. Now comfort takes precedence over vanity. Maybe wisdom does come with age.

Albond86
by Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM
Because the marketing media has preyed on our natural insecurities and blown them up.
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