Probably this will be a rant or just a confused manifesto of how I was sent to the wrong planet by mistake.
I don't have a TV, but I was watching one while cat-sitting and saw an infomercial (watched in fascination) about laser hair removal. (i have excessive body hair - "hirsutism" in my med records - but I wear clothes so who even knows?)
But that is not exactly what I am posting about.
I'm posting about how the 'mercial kept having testimonies of how the people who had it were "more confident" now.
I heard this kind of thing before-everybody wants to be more confident, and a superficial thing will bring them confidence.
My question is: if someone is not confident and they are offered superficial fixes, will it ever end? Why is not the "cure" to get to the root of the lack of confidence instead of to use a superficial fix?
OK- if there is a health risk, sure, it is beneficial to change something, but otherwise.....where does it stop??
I have a friend close to my age (I am 50) and he believes that our generation is the last one to be intact people. (as in not all synthetic parts.) If there is any truth to the new-age woo-woo idea that we choose when to be born, then maybe I chose this life to be one of the last people to be fully intact.
People get the fake boobs, the veneered teeth, the fake whatever.... and yes, sometimes such procedures are for health reasons and we are grateful for the technology. My friend says it will soon be standard procedure for everyone to become standard in body parts very soon as far as the superficial stuff.
But for us right now -- if it is a matter of confidence, where will it end? if you get your weight to where it no longer impedes your confidence, then will you be not confident because of your teeth, or your underarm hair, or....
*one of my eyes squints more than the other
*my earlobes don't match
* there is too much space between my big toe and the toe next to it.
* my legs are too short in ratio to my torso
I mean, where will it all end? Wouldn't it be useful to get to the root of the lack of confidence in first priority before trying to squelch it by a cosmetic procedure that may well work for what it does but only fixes the lack of confidence for a short time, before people find something else to not be confident about??
(Kind of like when you get a new car and it makes you feel good for about 2 weeks and then it's "back to normal")