Shortcut to self distruction

@zandi458 (27948)
Malaysia
October 24, 2008 11:31am CST
While waiting for my mother to see the specialist I chance upon some pamplets lying in the counter and took a few to kill the time. The pamplets were all about beauty enhancement which the hospital is doing. The charges were reasonable and affordable but the question is why do we need to go under the knife to change what God has given us. More and more women are turning to breast implants, collagen injections,lipo in their compulsive quest for perfection. It's hard to fathom why they've to go to the extent of torturing their bodies and risking their lives unnecessarily just for the sake of what they think is beautiful. What's the use of drawing attention to the 'artificial' you instead of the real one? Wake up and think. Don't we all learn from the repeated cases of people dying from diet drugs, surgical complications and eating disorders? The choice is really in our hands. To appreciate life or destroy it. Is it necessary to go under the knife for beauty sake? Women and men can age gracefully with the right nutrition and proper exercise.
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@taripres (1499)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I say do what you will, I can't tell anyone how to live or what to do, all I can do is advise! Now, I don't agree with enhancement unless it's natural. In natural I mean it happens without all of this madness invented to make money! They do have pills n things of that nature that's suppose to increase hormones or whatever, but I still don't trust it! I say if you aint got it, forget it, u probably wasn't suppose to get it! More than likely, we're enhanced in other places that suits us better! Taripre$
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 08
Thanks for your advice. It is better to remain natural then to go for beauty enhancement. It is only a temporary thing as human cannot go against the aging process. The exterior looks young but the internal parts cannot be reversed.
@taripres (1499)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Actually, people always try to look younger or better and as they get older even the enhanced parts start to look totally disgusting as the skin starts to sag around it, now it's totally obvious that the parts wasn't suppose to be there! Also, most times the parts look abnormal anyway Taripre$
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 08
Right most aging people refuse to accept reality and wish they could put back the clock. Surgery to enhance certain body parts is quite risky business. They can be a lot of complications and the end results might be worse then the original self. Anyone who wishes to go for cosmatic surgery have to presign an agreement not to sue the doctors should anything goes wrong. The doctors know very well it is dangerous and by agreeing to the operation the patient take the risk and the doctors got nothing to lose, they get their money and free of responsibility should anything turns out not right.
• India
25 Oct 08
women undergo all this torture because they are women. Women have to look beautiful and men have to look rugged. to look beautiful they must either exercise or undergo the scalpel. Exercise is a daily torture so they prefer a one time tortur. ha ha ha. honestly I see no reason for all this. I as aman love a woman who is natural and is endowed with all her faults. She is human too. i do not need a goddess. i want a warm loving being.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 08
You're right exercise is a daily torture and I do not really like to exercise. That explains why I go sideways and forward.
@cbreeze (1207)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I think a lot of it has to do with the media. It also has to do with the obsession of being young. Again, I think the media has a lot to do with that as well. Especially where women are concerned. Add to that the fact that the competition for men is fierce, women are doing these things to compete. Men too. Most men want a beautiful woman. If a man isn't all that attractive, he can do something to improve his looks and improve his chances with more attractive women. People feel like they no longer have to settle or accept what they percieve to be imperfections. I just think about Dr. Donda West (Kanye West's mother). Even though she had been discouraged by a doctor about having cosmetic surgery, she found a doctor who would perform it on her anyway. This was a mature, well educated woman. But she evidentally was so unhappy with her body that she ignored the risks. There are things I dislike about my body, especially since I've had six children. But I'm willing to LIVE with those imperfections. I feel if I really want results, I'll stop being lazy and get into some bootcamp fitness program. Whatever that doesn't correct, so be it.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 08
After giving birth few times our body is no longer the same and the only option would be to maintain it by regular exercise which I hate to do. Though I have promise myself that I would start exercising and bought few exercise CDs but it really never materialise as I am always on the computer and by the time I finish it will be time for the kitchen.
@Annmac (949)
24 Oct 08
I must agree with you. I've had surgery 13 times (including 3 C-sections) and each time was warned of the risks. These operations were to enhance or save my life so it's not something I've done by choice. Cosmetic surgery is often disastrous, face-lifts so tight you cant move your face or lips that look more like someone punched you in the mouth! so why take the risk of going under the knife for what could make you look far worse. I don't think my life would have been any better if I'd had bigger boobs or thicker lips and just by eating 'everything in moderation' and being as active as my health as allowed, I've kept my size 8 (UK) figure for over 40 years. OK the hair is grey and the face has a few wrinkles but dye and make-up can alter that if I so choose. Cosmetic surgery should be used to help people who really have problems, not to give some-one somebody else's idea of 'beauty'. People that really matter in your life love the whole package not just the covering on the box!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 08
You hold a record in surgery which I think is quite rare for most people. Definitely life will remain the same even after having the body overhauled. We might even run the risk of regrets if we don't see any big changes after a surgery.