Numbing The Soul

United Arab Emirates
March 26, 2007 12:03pm CST
How is it that so many people in today's society are being admitted to hospital weight a mere 80 pounds to to starvation, self induced vomiting, and substance abuse? Is it today's media that influences us, and if so- why are they the ones that perceive and define what beauty is? Is it a rise in mental instability, what caused that? And lastly, why do we today feel that beauty is only shown through weight? Why is being emaciated the look of a sophisticated woman, showing perfection and control, when in reality their lives are out of control.
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@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
6 Apr 07
I couldn't agree more with laisse. I suffered silently from it while i was in school and a few years after i started working. It is in the brains. I was drilled by my mum that i was fat when in actual fact, she was malnurished and skinny. The media has little to do with my eating disorder. This happened more than 10 years ago. I'd come to point when i'd purge all that i ate for my breakfast, dinner or lunch so much so that my body does it automatically. That sacred me and i told myself that something is wrong with me and i need a drastic change. I tried eating small meals 5 times a day. At first it was difficult to keep it in. but i pesevered. It took me slightly more than 6 months to recover. All the best. - Lyn