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15 comments for “Everyone ISN’T beautiful

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    June 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Yep.

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    June 24, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I am not sure that “everyone has value”, but I agree with sentiment.

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    June 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Vic: Sure… saying “everyone” is always going to be problematic, because it’s a simplification. Hitler had “value.” or… well, yeah, what Moose just said…

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    June 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I don’t like the idea of promoting an unhealthy lifestyle, and I definitely don’t like the way the term “fat” is used today. There is a trend to defend “fat” people, as if there is some conspiracy to force people into a certain standard. While I would agree, there is a certain level of disregard for people who don’t meet a certain standard, and no one has the right to make someone else feel like crap just because of appearance, pushing for some sort of universal acceptance doesn’t seem right either.

    Self esteem aside, there are a multitude of health issues related to obesity, so I think there needs to be a better way of pushing people in the right direction, without forcing some ridiculous standard of “beauty” on them. Not everyone can be a model, but the pendulum shouldn’t swing too far in the other direction.

    I think if you can instill a level of self worth in people, you can find a norm that is healthy both inside and out.

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    June 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Well of course it is never that simple. But having a healthy lifestyle(which is much of what the argument against being fat seems to hinge on), is definitely preferred than an unhealthy one. And you are statistically more likely to be fat if you are not exercising and eating properly. Just because some people are “big boned” and more or less “healthy” does not negate the increased potential for poor health associated with being so. Even if it is one of the symptoms and the cause is a sedentary, over processed, nutritionally deficient existence, and not the cause, it is still something to look at and take heed of.

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    June 24, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Well the opposite end of the spectrum is no good either LOL. Balance is key.

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    June 24, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I am a little overweight, and I eat a decent diet as well as walk like a mofo. However, since I suffer from seizures I am on a med that contains a steroid. I have lifted and run and walked for several years to almost no avail. The fat keeps getting the best of me, and worse yet, the meds also cause fatigue and drowsiness.

    I try to be regularly active but sometimes it’s very hard. My doctors told I have an extremely healthy body. But the weight is something I may not be able to do anything about for the time being.

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    June 24, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Oh believe me, I do… Or I did until recently when I threw out the old back… I need to see a chiropractor… And then I can resume.

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    June 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Just an FYI, I sprained my lower back several years ago, had several instances where I was stuck on the floor for several weeks. Got a MUCH firmer bed and a very lower back friendly chair, helped immensely.

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    June 24, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Unfortunately I can’t change the chair at work where I do most of my sitting. I sleep on the floor, as I feel most comfortable there. Also I think it’s my lower spine because while it’s normal to have one leg slightly longer, my left leg is almost an inch or more so. I believe my spine is not in complete alignment.

    I started not using chair backs, ala stools for my art table, and feel so much better. I am thinking of trying a standing art table eventually.

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    June 24, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I am amused that you (Moose) still call Mav “Llama”. it’s what, like 25 years now? that is DEDICATION to a nickname.

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    June 25, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Yeah and none of those chicks are morbidly obese!

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    June 25, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I wanna see some fat rolls and cellulite and dimples in that picture. Otherwise it’s false advertising! Lol

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    June 25, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I didn’t have time to read the previous comments or the article. it’s late and a long day. Maybe I’ll read it tomorrow. Here are my 2 cents (for what it’s worth) countering what Mav said. Beauty is from within. what that within is confidence. For a woman, or a man, to bare and reveal themselves and truly be comfortable in their own skin…THAT is beauty. It is opinion. Media can’t create it. The average joe can’t oppose it. What I find beautiful may be different than what somebody else finds beautiful. I think that is what Dove was trying to create. Different women, different opinions of beauty.

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    June 25, 2014 at 9:39 am

    What I like about the “everyone is beautiful” is 1) yea, I admit it makes me feel better about myself 2) it makes me appreciate the things about myself that are attractive and 3) if everyone is beautiful then no one is beautiful and we can move on to more interesting things.

    I think the sentiment is that beauty is not binary. I guess I agree and disagree with everything. 🙂

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