Lately, the apparent addiction to plastic surgery in certain arenas is increasing. The self hatred that causes one to run to a doctor to cut, slice, suck and inject one’s body and face- is astounding and speaks to the pursuit of society’s perception of beauty.
Being emersed in various cultures requires that you look and act a certain way in order be an unassuming member of that culture- has been the way of many mini worlds for centuries. Sociologically, the act of “fitting in”, or blending into the selected groups is human nature. However, the unnatural pursuit of conjured norms is dangerous on many levels. Beyond the fact that many could actually lose their lives-the entire falsification of “attractive qualities” means that the individual who has fraudulenty entered into said community is at risk of exposure. Being literally fake in a particular community that is authentically created makes the new member vulnerable. The constant fear of being discovered also creates an inauthentic approach to the community/society making it virtually impossible to live in peace. Looking over ones shoulder, amassing expense to “hide” secrets and just living in constant fear creates an unstable psychological being. That instability is projected onto the environment and further breeds because others are receiving the inaccurate perception of a culture/community/society from the minds eye of a fraud! Sadly, the receivers begin to mimic the inaccurate perceptions. They then become the carriers of regurgitated dysfunction.