Nosy Vs Curiosity

Now I will have to admit this about myself, sometimes I may come across as “nosy”, a “busy body” or appear to be up to no good, and in all honesty I am not trying to do anybody any harm. I am an incredibly curious person, and enjoy analyzing people’s personalities, mannerisms and gestures, because I find them intriguing. There are other people who are not curious, they are simple nosy. I HATE being asked questions that I believe are an invasion of my privacy. I am outgoing, however I am also private. I will give you an example of questions I think are just plain nosy and rude: how much money do you make? why did your parents get divorced? why dont you have a boyfriend? why arent you married? what size are you?

Now that I am an adult, I understand that some of us lack common sense, and because of it appear rude. Intelligence is the key to success, but common sense is the lock to the door. The only people that like being in the company of rude people are other rude people. I say we let them all hang out together, they can have a gigantic feast and drive each other crazy instead of us!

 

What are some questions you consider to be rude?

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Beauty Is Thin & Rich

Good Morning (or afternoon depending on where you reside),

I watched two documentaries both of which can be seen on Netflix, America The Beautiful & America The Beautiful 2. America The Beautiful focused on America’s obsession with beauty, one woman went as far as reconstructing her vagina because her right side of her labia was longer than the left. The second documentary focused on America’s obsession with being thin, the director focused a significant amount of the documentary on a young girl that was a runway model. She was only 12 years old. In the beginning, she explained how she used to get teased by her pears because she was tall and skinny, they called her a giraffe. Than one day she was scouted by a modeling agent, and found her calling. She possessed an extreme amount of confidence for a young girl, strutting down the runway like she was 25. By the end of the documentary she gained a little weight, and was told she had to be thinner in order to continue her career as a runway model. Her hips had to be 35.5 inches. 

There were men in the documentary that explained how they wanted six pack abs because than they could attract more women. They also explained how their ideal woman is slender. We all have an idea in our minds as to what is beautiful, I do not get offended if a man says I like slender women or I like thick women, whatever makes you happy is fine with me. I do have issues with the fashion industry because they force their models into having eating disorders in order to maintain an unhealthy weight. 

Advertising often uses “beautiful” people in order to sell products. I understand that the over saturation of advertisements that are often shoved down our throats can cause us to believe we are not attractive enough. On the other side, I understand why advertisers do this. You have a very short time to catch your consumers attention, the quickest way to do this is by using a beautiful person. If I was going to make a beer commercial or shoot an advertisement for a men’s cologne, I would never use an “average” looking woman. Average does not sell period. The idea behind advertising is to tell men if you wear this cologne, you can get that sexy woman. The same way beautiful women sell clothing, makeup etc. Would you want an “average” looking woman selling your makeup products? I wouldn’t  because the idea behind the image is if I wear this I will look like her and I am sure most of us would agree we do not want to be considered “average.” 

Before you judge me, and think I am a condescending, shallow woman keep on reading. 

They went on to show young girls that came to the conclusion they are not beautiful. They were like “I’m ugly”, well who is pretty? Actresses. This is where I have issues with advertising, it saddens me to see young girls believing they are not pretty because they do not look like what they see on the cover of a magazine. Beauty is so much more than a dress size or how big a woman’s bust is. Beauty is intelligence, beauty is healthy and most of all beauty is genuine. That is what we should be selling to our youth, not photo shopped images on a fucking billboard. 

Thin is often associated with status, one male said that wealthier people often look at overweight individuals and see them as low class. This is completely dumb because there are plenty of wealthier people that are overweight. 

Anyways, I recommend watching them it is very interesting to see how brainwashed we have become. How we believe if we do not meet certain quotas of beauty, we are not beautiful. 

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Image

Image Is EVERYTHING

When I was a senior in college, I took a class that revolved around politics and the media. My professor said something that struck a cord, “image is everything.” While some people may believe that is a bit shallow others can face the truth, and that is your appearance is incredibly important. He went on to explain that television played a vital role in determining the 1960 presidential election. Why? Because for the first time in American history, viewers could see the candidates they were not just voices heard from a radio. Nixon appeared rather sick, and frail where as Kennedy looked vibrant and attractive. Kennedy won.

We frequently judge each other on our appearance, and that is okay we are humans. Humans are observant, we analyze strangers from head to toe. We often to look at their clothing choice, how their hair is styled, and their physiques. Partly because the more attractive you are the “better” your genes. It is instilled into our brains to mate with the most attractive partner we can get, because than our offspring will have more of a selection as to who they can mate with. Do all of us follow this genetic code? Nope.

How you dress and present yourself is vital to your success in life. Would you vote for a politician that does speeches in jeans and a t-shirt? Would you hire an employee that looks like they have not took a shower in a week? Would you want your wedding guests to show up in shorts and a tank top? Would you want an attorney to defend you that is not well spoken? You get the picture right? We all have an image and it is quite vital, because it sums up a part of who we are in a short amount of time, sort of like a commercial. We are the product, the image is the advertisement. 

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Check out the social science of sex its on Netflix very interesting documentary. (I am in NO way affiliated with it, I am just a fan)