Self Mutilation As An Antidote For Low Self-esteem
Ms. Place over on the Dishin’ Dat blog in a posting titled “The Skinny On Things” shares some thoughts and photos of various males and females with various body “types”. A conclusion that the brain trust here at BFD takes from her posting, and from our own ongoing independent observations, are that a significant segment of the population have been hoodwinked in to believing that their ticket to success and happiness in life is based upon some contrived ideal of a modern, attractive human being.
Impressionable or shallow minds are being fooled by media and the marketplace in to believing that the artificiality of their physical presence, as manifest by their body type, their attire, the beauty products they use, the cachet of the designer items they swath and accessorize themselves with, the lengths that they will go to in terms of artificially re-defining their bodies (whether extreme body builders, anorexics or plastic surgery junkies), are the only attributes that are important in terms of their success and happiness in life.
We believe that the people who fall prey to this mindset, are simply lending themselves to exploitation and are avoiding facing the fact that they are emotionally crippled, and would be better served by competent, honest, counseling. We understand the legitimate need for reconstructive plastic surgery, we abhor and condemn those who practice the business of cosmetic enhancement or cosmetic surgery and we pity those who subject themselves to cosmetic enhancement or surgery.
In our view, the following two examples of cosmetic surgery, are not simply aberrations, they are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of demonstrating how so many people have developed such shallow and foolish values to navigate their way through life.
Michael Jackson Version 1.0
Michael Jackson Version 2.0
Michael Jackson Version 2.5
Michael Jackson Version 3.0
Michael Jackson Version 4.0
Michael Jackson Version 5.0
Michael Jackson Version 6.0
Michael Jackson Version 6.5
Michael Jackson Version 7.0
Michael Jackson Version 8.0
Jocelyn Wildenstein, after investing in excess of $3.9 million in cosmetic surgery, and she still lost her husband to another woman.