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Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by sweetpie23: 1:54pm On Jul 11, 2009
why is There a huge pressure on people to look perfect, it has become alot worse as women now have the airbrushed supermodel to compare to.
Although men have never had as much pressue as women to look good, they have to try a little harder these days, with waxing, wearing making, hair products,beautiful people are more successful and the pressure is on!
Botox injections, and plastic surgery have become the order of the day. you hardly see a woman now, who is not cover in makeup.
why is society so Obsessed with Looks? What Happened to Natural Beauty?

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Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by mamagee3(f): 6:28pm On Jul 11, 2009
I have no idea.

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Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by mohawkchic(f): 9:59pm On Jul 11, 2009
~Hang on a Minute,wasnt it the same "Society" that placed emphasis on "Looks" and became obsessed w/ the  Importance of "Outer Beauty" rather than "Inner Beauty" !!. . . Made Judgements or Treat the Not-So-Pretty differently?

~So Some succum to the pressures. . .seeking Perfection at any given moment,wudnt blink to spend as much as they can to achieve "The Perfect" look. . i dont blame them. . Damn if you do,Damn if you dont!!


~Yeah some folks will say "I Care More About Inner Beauty Than Outer Beauty Yadi Yada Ya" But who are we fooling really? Looks Does Really Matter And "Society" favours Attractiveness!


~Anywho,for me the Need To look good hasnt taken on A Life On Its Own I love to look good! Sue Me! grin


~Me think there's enuff room for The Natural Beauties ~Not Obsessed And The Obsessed to all  roam about  in "Society"!



~Here are some Factors i think contribute to why Folks cud be obsessed w/ looks,depending on the Individual/State of Mental Mind Or the suitation they fond themselves in. . .needless to say each Individual differs soOooo. . . .


~Emotioonal Insecurities :Low Self-Esteem ~Scared To Be Perceived Otherwise
~Self-Interest:Self-Centered: Births Obsession!
~Seeking Perfection/Acceptance In A Professional/Personal Capicity :Looks/Interaction/Making An Impression
~Vanity: One Of The Cardinal Sins Of Man
~Trying To Hard To Fit IN:Seeeking Approval from M8's/Family/Spouse/BF/GF/Strangers
~BDD Sufferers:Body Dysmorphic Disorder believe that they are so unattractive and unacceptable to others that they even avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed: The BDD sufferer will undergo repeated surgery. Many sufferers may have over 50 procedures done and still feel that they are inherently ugly and unacceptable, both to themselves and others.
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by SeanT21(f): 5:38am On Jul 13, 2009
mohawkchic:

~Hang on a Minute,wasnt it the same "Society" that placed emphasis on "Looks" and became obsessed w/ the Importance of "Outer Beauty" rather than "Inner Beauty" !!. . . Made Judgements or Treat the Not-So-Pretty differently?

~So Some succum to the pressures. . .seeking Perfection at any given moment,wudnt blink to spend as much as they can to achieve "The Perfect" look. . i dont blame them. . Damn if you do,Damn if you dont!!


~Yeah some folks will say "I Care More About Inner Beauty Than Outer Beauty Yadi Yada Ya" But who are we fooling really? Looks Does Really Matter And "Society" favours Attractiveness!


~Anywho,for me the Need To look good hasnt taken on A Life On Its Own I love to look good! Sue Me! grin


~Me think there's enuff room for The Natural Beauties ~Not Obsessed And The Obsessed to all roam about in "Society"!



~Here are some Factors i think contribute to why Folks cud be obsessed w/ looks,depending on the Individual/State of Mental Mind Or the suitation they fond themselves in. . .needless to say each Individual differs soOooo. . . .


~Emotioonal Insecurities :Low Self-Esteem ~Scared To Be Perceived Otherwise
~Self-Interest:Self-Centered: Births Obsession!
~Seeking Perfection/Acceptance In A Professional/Personal Capicity :Looks/Interaction/Making An Impression
~Vanity: One Of The Cardinal Sins Of Man
~Trying To Hard To Fit IN:Seeeking Approval from M8's/Family/Spouse/BF/GF/Strangers
~BDD Sufferers:Body Dysmorphic Disorder believe that they are so unattractive and unacceptable to others that they even avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed: The BDD sufferer will undergo repeated surgery. Many sufferers may have over 50 procedures done and still feel that they are inherently ugly and unacceptable, both to themselves and others.



BRAVO cheesy
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by Nobody: 5:41am On Jul 13, 2009
is the OP trying to say she isnt good looking?
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by sexyLeamon(f): 5:42am On Jul 13, 2009
mohawkchic:

~Hang on a Minute,wasnt it the same "Society" that placed emphasis on "Looks" and became obsessed w/ the Importance of "Outer Beauty" rather than "Inner Beauty" !!. . . Made Judgements or Treat the Not-So-Pretty differently?

~So Some succum to the pressures. . .seeking Perfection at any given moment,wudnt blink to spend as much as they can to achieve "The Perfect" look. . i dont blame them. . Damn if you do,Damn if you dont!!


~Yeah some folks will say "I Care More About Inner Beauty Than Outer Beauty Yadi Yada Ya" But who are we fooling really? Looks Does Really Matter And "Society" favours Attractiveness!


~Anywho,for me the Need To look good hasnt taken on A Life On Its Own I love to look good! Sue Me! grin


~Me think there's enuff room for The Natural Beauties ~Not Obsessed And The Obsessed to all roam about in "Society"!



~Here are some Factors i think contribute to why Folks cud be obsessed w/ looks,depending on the Individual/State of Mental Mind Or the suitation they fond themselves in. . .needless to say each Individual differs soOooo. . . .


~Emotioonal Insecurities :Low Self-Esteem ~Scared To Be Perceived Otherwise
~Self-Interest:Self-Centered: Births Obsession!
~Seeking Perfection/Acceptance In A Professional/Personal Capicity :Looks/Interaction/Making An Impression
~Vanity: One Of The Cardinal Sins Of Man
~Trying To Hard To Fit IN:Seeeking Approval from M8's/Family/Spouse/BF/GF/Strangers
~BDD Sufferers:Body Dysmorphic Disorder believe that they are so unattractive and unacceptable to others that they even avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed: The BDD sufferer will undergo repeated surgery. Many sufferers may have over 50 procedures done and still feel that they are inherently ugly and unacceptable, both to themselves and others.


you go girl
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by sesman(m): 11:45am On Jul 13, 2009
mama-gee:

I have no idea.
mohawkchic:

~Hang on a Minute,wasnt it the same "Society" that placed emphasis on "Looks" and became obsessed w/ the Importance of "Outer Beauty" rather than "Inner Beauty" !!. . . Made Judgements or Treat the Not-So-Pretty differently?

~So Some succum to the pressures. . .seeking Perfection at any given moment,wudnt blink to spend as much as they can to achieve "The Perfect" look. . i dont blame them. . Damn if you do,Damn if you dont!!


~Yeah some folks will say "I Care More About Inner Beauty Than Outer Beauty Yadi Yada Ya" But who are we fooling really? Looks Does Really Matter And "Society" favours Attractiveness!


~Anywho,for me the Need To look good hasnt taken on A Life On Its Own I love to look good! Sue Me! grin


~Me think there's enuff room for The Natural Beauties ~Not Obsessed And The Obsessed to all roam about in "Society"!



~Here are some Factors i think contribute to why Folks cud be obsessed w/ looks,depending on the Individual/State of Mental Mind Or the suitation they fond themselves in. . .needless to say each Individual differs soOooo. . . .


~Emotioonal Insecurities :Low Self-Esteem ~Scared To Be Perceived Otherwise
~Self-Interest:Self-Centered: Births Obsession!
~Seeking Perfection/Acceptance In A Professional/Personal Capicity :Looks/Interaction/Making An Impression
~Vanity: One Of The Cardinal Sins Of Man
~Trying To Hard To Fit IN:Seeeking Approval from M8's/Family/Spouse/BF/GF/Strangers
~BDD Sufferers:Body Dysmorphic Disorder believe that they are so unattractive and unacceptable to others that they even avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed: The BDD sufferer will undergo repeated surgery. Many sufferers may have over 50 procedures done and still feel that they are inherently ugly and unacceptable, both to themselves and others.




Preach sister, preach

@OP this is the world we live in unfortunately,
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by snamax: 12:08pm On Jul 13, 2009
Research had shows that attractive people have more occupational success and more dating experience than their unattractive counterparts, so you can see why people especially the female folks are so obsessed on their outward appearance
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by PurestBoy(m): 1:33pm On Jul 13, 2009
What's this thread all about? To dull for my liking
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by sweetpie23: 1:36pm On Jul 13, 2009
davidylan:

is the OP trying to say she isnt good looking?
am not ugly alright. beauty means different things to different people.
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by GeorgeD1(m): 1:53pm On Jul 13, 2009
looks are only what seem to count these days.
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by Nezan(m): 5:17pm On Jul 13, 2009
@poster,
Are you not part of society? grin
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by Libra38: 5:19pm On Jul 13, 2009
Nezan:

@poster,
Are you not part of society? grin

Ask him again
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by sweetpie23: 5:19pm On Jul 13, 2009
am not a guy
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by chiogo(f): 5:27pm On Jul 13, 2009
If you can't beat them, then you join 'em, right? cheesy

Of course attractiveness should be appreciated, it's not a bad thing now, is it?

Besides I don't think only artificial beauty is appreciated. I'm sure if one is beautiful w/o the plastic surgeries, liposuction and stuff, society will appreciate one even more.

PS: I don't think make-up should be categorized in the same manner as plastic surgery.
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by GeorgeD1(m): 8:00pm On Jul 13, 2009
it all depends on your outlook to beauty. make up is a junior sister to all
those other knife treatments.
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by Ravenal(f): 10:23pm On Jul 13, 2009
sweetpie23:

why is There a huge pressure on people to look perfect, it has become alot worse as women now have the airbrushed supermodel to compare to.
Although men have never had as much pressue as women to look good, they have to try a little harder these days, with waxing, wearing making, hair products,beautiful people are more successful and the pressure is on!
Botox injections, and plastic surgery have become the order of the day. you hardly see a woman now, who is not cover in makeup.
why is society so Obsessed with Looks? What Happened to Natural Beauty?





[center]It's really sample, you either look good and get what you what or you look like dirt and you will be treated like dirt. I'm not saying that it's a good thing that now days people are more obsesed with how a person looks in the outside than their personality in the inside. I'm just saying that people would rather be looked at as beautiful than to have flaws. It's the way of life. You may be able to change someone's opinion, but it's hard to change the way people view things.[/center]
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by Sissy3(f): 3:33am On Jul 14, 2009
MC

very well said!!!
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by GeorgeD1(m): 9:38am On Jul 14, 2009
not so very well said, i'm afraid.
a person may look pretty on the outside with the help of all the beauty
treatments available even going under the knife but still feel very
ugly and dirty inside. it is the inside that counts, sister.
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by sexyLeamon(f): 9:41am On Jul 14, 2009
shout out to GD well said bro
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by Nezan(m): 10:55am On Jul 14, 2009
Libra38:

Ask him again
grin
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by beknown(m): 5:02pm On Jul 14, 2009
People are obsessed with looks because they have nothing better to do, they are insecure.
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by neeyee(m): 11:04pm On Jul 14, 2009
[size=8pt]Staying in Nigeria self contributes to it[/size]
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by Vieira(m): 1:54am On Jul 15, 2009
It is in our genes to be obsessed with looks.

We biologically want a mate that looks like she possess good genes and the way we judge this is by symmetry of the physical body.

If you see a crooked mouth girl with 11/2 leg you will not want to date her, it is not an unnatural reaction.

Civilisation trys to tell us to look to inner beauty but it is not easy and we tend to revert to our instincts.
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by na2day2(m): 10:18am On Jul 15, 2009
mohawkchic:

~Hang on a Minute,wasnt it the same "Society" that placed emphasis on "Looks" and became obsessed w/ the  Importance of "Outer Beauty" rather than "Inner Beauty" !!. . . Made Judgements or Treat the Not-So-Pretty differently?

~So Some succum to the pressures. . .seeking Perfection at any given moment,wudnt blink to spend as much as they can to achieve "The Perfect" look. . i dont blame them. . Damn if you do,Damn if you dont!!


~Yeah some folks will say "I Care More About Inner Beauty Than Outer Beauty Yadi Yada Ya" But who are we fooling really? Looks Does Really Matter And "Society" favours Attractiveness!


~Anywho,for me the Need To look good hasnt taken on A Life On Its Own I love to look good! Sue Me! grin


~Me think there's enuff room for The Natural Beauties ~Not Obsessed And The Obsessed to all  roam about  in "Society"!



~Here are some Factors i think contribute to why Folks cud be obsessed w/ looks,depending on the Individual/State of Mental Mind Or the suitation they fond themselves in. . .needless to say each Individual differs soOooo. . . .


~Emotioonal Insecurities :Low Self-Esteem ~Scared To Be Perceived Otherwise
~Self-Interest:Self-Centered: Births Obsession!
~Seeking Perfection/Acceptance In A Professional/Personal Capicity :Looks/Interaction/Making An Impression
~Vanity: One Of The Cardinal Sins Of Man
~Trying To Hard To Fit IN:Seeeking Approval from M8's/Family/Spouse/BF/GF/Strangers
~BDD Sufferers:Body Dysmorphic Disorder believe that they are so unattractive and unacceptable to others that they even avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed: The BDD sufferer will undergo repeated surgery. Many sufferers may have over 50 procedures done and still feel that they are inherently ugly and unacceptable, both to themselves and others.



funny enough, all the nl girls will be quoting this but they are the biggest offenders lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by GeorgeD1(m): 7:10pm On Jul 15, 2009
you know any of them personally? grin
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by mohawkchic(f): 7:47pm On Jul 15, 2009
na2day?:

funny enough, all the nl girls will be quoting this but they are the biggest offenders lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed


~ shocked You dont say!! grin
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by na2day2(m): 11:48pm On Jul 15, 2009
mohawkchic:


~ shocked You dont say!!  grin

oh yes i do say, in fact, i plainly say   tongue tongue


George_D:

you know any of them personally? grin

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Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by sexyLeamon(f): 5:45am On Jul 16, 2009
yes we want the list
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by na2day2(m): 6:34am On Jul 16, 2009
sexyLeamon:

yes we want the list

e bi like say ur name dey that list sef, make i go check tongue tongue tongue
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by Joseph6(m): 6:44am On Jul 16, 2009
evry1 shud no d hierachy by now brain trumps behaviour,beauty trumps brains. . . . . .as simple as dat
Re: Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks? by cecegorz(m): 10:29am On Jul 16, 2009
''So, tell me, will you like to spend your life with a beautiful fool?, '' -Eddie murphy, coming to America.

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