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Why is our society so vain?

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  • Madelaine

    Madelaine Dec. 28, 10:36 AM

    Agreed!

    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.


  • MichelleK41

    MichelleK41 Dec. 28, 11:30 AM

    I agree media sells the heck out of pretty. Look at the glamorous Real Housewives shows, now seriously, we all know how well real life struggling moms would sell much better but the media wants pretty. For me the real housewives shows are about laughter and watching drama when bored, it gives me nothing in the area of what I or my friends really go through as Moms.

  • arpazia

    arpazia Dec. 28, 12:17 PM

    Uh... Because...uh..well... You see... Uhm.. I..was.
    Clearly I haven't the foggiest
  • mmtosam06

    mmtosam06 Dec. 28, 1:06 PM

    this right here

    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.


  • Babujai

    Babujai Dec. 28, 1:24 PM

    It's easier to focus on surface issues than the deeper character attributes that we should actually take pride in.

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