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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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Just imagine how much people could accomplish after they accept that there is no god. No god to blame. No god to thank. No god to praise. No god to grant or deny requests. No predetermined plan. Just imagine the possibilities that would come with that one realization that people have to take ownership of themselves, their choices, and their moral obligations.
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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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