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Why Is Society So Obsessed With Looks?

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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Society wise, It is deemed unnatural immoral rude too direct unfeminine less funny when a woman make the proposal to a male. So women are left to one choice-:in order to pressurize the male to consider; to contribute the meeting and mating process ; and compete with their fellows for love and attention/attraction: " their looks". Hence the emphasis on looks. u may be any thing educated intelligent accomplished,  but u will be noted most and first by your looks by men and women. This is cos of the corruption that is in the world through lust as the bible has said . If u are aware and can recall in the movie s*x and the city- one of the female characters did say that u wont find an accomplished man unmarried/unattached but u will find an accomplished woman unmarried/unattached.

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and guys do all d evry evry 4rm hair 2 clothes 2 pecks and abs. . . . . . .buh society wld still pay more attention 2 bosoms!

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you can certainly stand out by being yourself. if there is a crowd of half dressed

girls trying to please men and only one lady decides to be sensible and dresses

right. guess who will stand out then?

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Ladies go for bosom enlargement,take all kinds of drugs,use bleaching cream and go almost Unclad just to please or impress men.It should not be so.You are beautifully and wonderfully made.

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. . . . .dats hw ur own opinion, and dis is based on sum minority of our societal values. . . .buh still dir r many odas lyk u wit d very same opinion on 'beauty' and wen u're in dat crowd. . . . .u truly wont stand out,or wld u?

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not necessarily my brother. i've always been a non-conformist from childhood and i like

bucking the crowd. and that includes what 'society' thinks as regarding beauty.

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But cum 2 tink of it ,y shldnt society dictate hw u liv ur lyf?, all ur morals/values/ disposition is based on society, d religion u find urself in is based on society so jst bcoz u feel its in ur power 2 modify evrytin doesnt mean d society wnt still dictate coz d society is U. As for man's obsession wit beauty,can't say i'm unhapi abt it coz its a gud fing, only if it cld take our minds away 4rm corruption

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you can only have this problem when you allow society to dictate

to you how to live your life.

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It's because they have nothing to worry about.

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well, i am one of the fortunate people who look fantastic with simple white powder and colourless lip balm, so i wont say im under any pressure to look good.

needless to say, the society dictates the norm but come to think of it, who makes the society, its u and me, so what are we saying here?

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@ poster

"Tooshing" up one's face or body is part of civilization.

Your question should have been "why did we go to school"

or " why didn't we remain monkeys - homosapiens"

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appearance first? inner beauty second? seems to me you're standing reason on its head.

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Appearance first then inner beauty comes after.

It's simple the more attractive you are the more attention you get.

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I agree with U. All these guys here complaining are the ones that will be chasing after these girls.

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that's a dated quote, you know.

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so tell me wd u lyk 2 spend d rest of ur lyf wit a brainy orangutang - me

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''So, tell me, will you like to spend your life with a beautiful fool?, '' -Eddie murphy, coming to America.

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evry1 shud no d hierachy by now brain trumps behaviour,beauty trumps brains. . . . . .as simple as dat

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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.

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[size=8pt]Staying in Nigeria self contributes to it[/size]

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People are obsessed with looks because they have nothing better to do, they are insecure.

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shout out to GD well said bro

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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.

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[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]

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it all depends on your outlook to beauty. make up is a junior sister to all

those other knife treatments.

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looks are only what seem to count these days.

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What's this thread all about? To dull for my liking

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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

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is the OP trying to say she isnt good looking?

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