Friday, August 26, 2011


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One woman describes herself as "Five feet, three inches tall and
pleasingly plump." After she had a minor accident, her mother
accompanied her to the hospital emergency room. The admitting nurse
asked for her height and weight, and she blurted out,
"Five-foot-eight, 125 pounds."

The nurse pondered over this information and looked over the patient.
Then the woman's mother leaned over to her and gently chided,
"Sweetheart, this is not the Internet."

If you could change your appearance in life as easily as you can make
one up on the Internet, would you remake yourself? We live in an age
when people are increasingly dissatisfied with their bodies. They want
liposuction, face lifts, tummy tucks, silicon implants and cosmetic
surgery – too often for no other reason than to look like someone

And don't think I am only talking about women. Men too place great
emphasis on their bodies. Studies show that in 1972, one in six men
didn't like their appearance; today, almost 50% of men surveyed
reported being unhappy with their looks. According to the book THE
ADONIS COMPLEX New York: The Free Press, 2000), more and more men are
feeling insecure about their appearance. In 1996, over 700,000 men had
some cosmetic surgery – often in an unhealthy attempt to fix a
perceived flaw that nobody else noticed. Eating disorders and steroid
abuse are all too common among males.

Authors Harrison Pope, Katharine Phillips, and Robert Olivardia did an
experiment in which men were asked to take a computer image of an
ordinary man and add muscle mass to him until he was the size these
men wanted to be. On average, the men packed about 28 more pounds of
muscle mass on the computer image; women, on the other hand, only
added a negligible amount of muscles to the image to create their
ideal guy.

Poet Khalil Gibran said, "Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light
in the heart." When we choose to believe that our most attractive
qualities lie within, we can let go of those unrealistic expectations
of our bodies. Care for your body; you'll keep it for the rest of your
life. Be thankful for it and treat it well. But remember, the real
you, the essence of you, cannot be improved by a bottle, a pill or a
salon. It is a beautiful and glorious light shining from your heart to
the heart of the world. Cherish it. And let it shine.

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1 comment:

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