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It's getting rediculous how many people have cosmetic surgery these days. For example, take Priscilla Presley. I saw her on a couple of talk shows recently, and she barely smiled once, probably because she's physically unable to anymore.

This culture of people in constant pursuit of physical perfection, seams to be rooted in Hollywood, and radiates outwards towards the rest of the world. Everyone in Hollywood wants to look beautiful. The problem is, 9 times out of 10, it just makes them look like what they are: an old person in with their skin stretched. Also, in the film and TV industry, somebody's always got to play the older person. Normal people on normal wage packets can't afford cosmetic surgery, and TV characters need to have some kind of basis in reality, so who's going to play a the main character's grandmother if all the 70-year-old actresses are trying to look 25??!!

Let's move this a step further, towards the subject of sex changes. This is where things get even more rediculous, because when a man has a sex change, he then dresses up and acts what he thinks is a typical woman - wearing dresses, having long hair, wearing make-up. The problem is, he over-does it, and doesn't really look like a real woman at all, but just looks like what he is: a man in a dress who's had his genitals mutilated and hormones injected into him. I don't know about any of the other men who might be reading this, but one thing's for sure, nothing in the world will ever make me willingly consent to having my penis removed!

I wonder if again it all comes back down to what people think is expected of them. If a man is of a feminine nature, maybe he feels like he's not living up to the role he's been born into, or rather, the body he's been born into? Maybe he then thinks to himself, the way I feel inside doesn't match up to what people think a man should be, so he thinks, well I must be a woman on the inside then, better make myself a woman on the outside too. To me, this all has echoes of what I mentioned earlier, about people trying to look younger. They feel young inside, so they make themselves young on the outside too. What if it's okay to be young on the inside and old on the outside, and what if it's okay to be male on the outside and female on the inside?

Okay, so maybe I'm simplifying it all to a certain degree, but mutilating yourself just seams too extreme to me. Isn't it far more healthy to concentrate on what's on the inside, to try and get that fixed? What's the point of loads of people with super-smooth skin, perfect teeth, large inflated breasts, surgically extended penises, chemically-enhanced muscles, and large pouty lips, if they're all suffering from crippling mental problems that cause them to be addicted to buying room-fulls of really large sculptures and being on a constant cycle of binge-eating and fad diets.

I really think, that if everyone was healthy, and treated each other with love and respect, outward perfection would seam far less of a priority...


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