Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In which Tryph's gears are ground

You know what really grinds my gears?

How bloody sensitive people are to EVERYTHING.  Honestly, I feel like people enjoy reading into things,
and finding the negative aspects.  I don't really understand why.  It doesn't make them happier.  It doesn't change anything, and it makes no bloody difference.

Recently Dove came up with this really great ad about self image, and how we are our own harshest critics.  In the ad, women described themselves to a forensic artist, and a stranger also described the same women.  Several women participated, and the images created were night and day.  It's a really cool ad I think, and it shows you how we see things in ourselves as negatives when we look in the mirror, but we're all really beautiful.

So, I honestly think it's a really great ad. I feel it accomplishes what it set out to.  To show women that we need to stop being so negative about our images.

Then I read this blog post about it that made me roll my eyes a little.  Without making you go read it if you haven't, it starts to break down and analyse the fact that the women involved are all under 40.  That there are more white women than black or Asian.  That the woman who does most of the speaking is a youngish slender blond woman.  And how the ad continues to propagate the idea that REAL BEAUTY is only found in women under 40 who are slender and blonde.

Ugh.

I think you're missing the point... but here's the thing.  It'd be anti white propoganda if the black woman did more talking.  It'd be somehow related to China wanting to take over the world, or somehow supporting North Korea if the Asian woman spoke more.  OBVIOUISLY there is SOME KIND of agenda.

Maybe the agenda is that even slender blonde women under 40 think they're just as ugly as you do.  Did you ever think of that?  But NO, everything is some kind of slight against you, or someone else isn't it?

Ugh.  GET OVER IT.

It's easy to find negative inferences and connotations in everything we look at, but you have to start asking yourself... does it make you any happier to tear things down?  Cos if it isn't, why do it?

Try just living life, instead of criticizing everything for once.  I assure you, when you let go of the hate that's poisoning your heart, you'll feel a lot better.

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