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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
Replies (31-40):
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I am sooo vain. It's funny this popped up on the main page.. I decided yesterday that my new years resolution was going to be to stop looking in the mirror so much. I am soo obsessed with myself. Everytime I walk past a mirror or a window or anything I can see my reflection in, I am always looking at it. Lol! My boyfriend makes fun of me for it all the time.

by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I don't know.

by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Yep, I'm at an age where I don't like what I see looking back at me. I hope I can get past that though.

by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM

It's becaus of society and media. As a result, eveyone thinks that they should be pencil skinny to be beautifu. In reality, everyone is beautiful in heir own size and shape. It is al about being confident in who we are.

by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Media. One of the reasons we don't have cable. I don't want my kids growing up on this nonsense and saying "Mommy am I fat?" when they are 5. (though they are actually average/underweight!) I could care less what anyone thinks of what I look like. I rarely wear makeup, I like my comfy clothes, and I do like dressing up once in a while for special occassions. But I don't understand the way people obsess over it. 

by Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM
Marketing and media for sure!!
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by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Dressing up, taking care of myself actually makes me feel better! I can't imagine letting myself go... Of course, after having two kids, I don't go all the way as to have full makeup and a new wardrobe every day but I always make sure I'm presentable and not in my pjs... I like to be a role model to my kids too - not that vanity is good- but that it's important to look good or at least put together. That's just my opinion!
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by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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Blah. I could care less what anyone thinks of me. I'm happy with my no heels (flats and sneakers only), no makeup, no fancy hairdo, no nonsense nails, simple wardrobe of skirts and shirts, no cleavage showing, no thigh showing, take me as I am or go away life. And on top of that, my husband likes me just the way I am too.

by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I see more insecurities than I do vanity...

by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I agree with this. Maybe I am older than a lot of people on this site, but I don't give a hoot anymore, either. It used to be that everything had to match, hair had to be perfect, full make-up, etc. Now, if you don't like it, go get a life!

Quoting elasmimi:

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.

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