Thursday, October 11, 2007

the death of makeover-mania


I read a blog today, just by chance, and it really struck a chord with me.

Here's the question it brought up in my mind - where lies the line between self-bettering and self-battering? At what point is it perfectly okay to say, "This is aight. This is me. I'm okay." At what point is that sentiment just lazy?

America is obsessed with self-betterment, but America's version of it is consumption-based - and, on the subject of the body, based on consumption-denial. However, it's hard to quantitatively define between list (a), The Changes I Want To Make In Order To Be Better, and list (b), The Changes That Have Been Repeatedly Insisted To Me By Forces Who Would Like Me To Purchase Their Product And/Or Service.

Meditation time.

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