“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are”
A recent article on the CBS website featured a new concept called “Bigorexia”.
While this article probably exaggerates the negative health consequences of working out, there is a bigger “mental illness” with bigorexia, anorexia, plastic surgery, etc.
There is an epidemic in this country of poor body image and low self-esteem.
People are spending unprecedented amounts of time and money at the gym and plastic surgeons.
On top of that, many of the people doing so are already well above average in the “looks” department.
Once someone is afflicted with this hyper desperation for external validation, it’s very hard to escape.
They initially receive validation for the improvements in their looks, but the “high” is short-lived. They quickly they focus on the next level to achieve and create new anxieties about having to MAINTAIN their new status.
Anyone who has watched an episode of the Real Housewives or met guys who do steroids and live at the gym, can attest to how “sick” their mind is compared to their bodies. Despite their physical looks, they are VERY unattractive people.
Your looks are important, but it’s only ONE superficial facet of who you are.
If you are spending disproportionate time/money on your looks, then you will likely only attract individuals doing the same…and these “connections” will be short-term, co-dependent, and shallow.