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Speciesamused Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:40 AM
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The Phenomenology of Ugly For what its worth.......
I thought this interesting as I recently read an article about employers now adding good looks to their hiring practices. Of course once we reach middle age it is an uphill fight anyway, unless you can afford a new appearance. Then those people probably do not need jobs.

You think youre beautiful? Socrates seems to say. Well, think again! The idea of beauty, in this world, is like a mistake. An error of thought. Which should be re-thought.

Perhaps Socratess mission is to make the world safe for ugly people. Isnt everyone a little ugly, one way or the other, at one time or another? Who is truly beautiful, all the time? Only the archetypes can be truly beautiful.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/the-phe...
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rusty fender Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:02 AM
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1. I always check the cover of "The National Enquirer"
when I'm standing in line at the grocery store. Yesterday, It had a pic of Sandra Bullock. She looked terrible, in comparison to how she usually looks on TV and in glamour magazines. "The Enquirer" always puts the most unflattering pics of celebrities on their cover. I think it wants to show its readers that, in reality, celebs are no more or less attractive than everyday people, that the people who are culture worships aren't really gods.
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Speciesamused Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:27 AM
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2. Nice you think of it like that.
If only others would join in. I turn them
all around :) Ta.
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