“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!” – Dita Von Teese
Beauty Isn’t Real
We all have our own understanding of what beauty looks like based on our culture, our exposure, and outside influences. This is most unfortunate because it forces us to forget that beauty is truly something that lives within us all. When we continually focus on what a person looks like, we fail to take the time to get to know the person who lives within. This is a message that the woman in this video wants to share with the world in her own peculiar way.
In this video, a woman can be seen sitting in the center of Times Square in New York with nothing more than a pair of scissors, shears, and a sign that reads: “Cut my hair if you believe in the message that beauty goes beyond what we look like.” She sits on a stool while blindfolded and holds the scissors in one hand and the shears in the other. All a person has to do is pick one and get to the business of cutting. Her act gets a huge crowd of witnesses surrounding her, but no one is willing to cut her hair. Finally, she gets some takers who cut small snippets from her hair, but nothing serious…until one guy grabs the shears and really goes to town.
The point of the exercise was that we should understand that beauty is something that the system has defined for us. As a result of what we believe beauty to be, we are insecure and ashamed of our own unique qualities that make us beautiful in our own right. Additionally, our continued brainwashing relating to the importance of outer beauty has made us all forget that we are nothing without the human aspect of ourselves that lives within us all.
When it comes to human decency, we don’t all have the ability to be on our best behavior. Some of us have bodily functions that we just can’t control–and there are those who don’t care to control what comes from their body…even if it smells.
In this video, you have a guy that decides to make an experiment that involves going out in public and pushing a small button that makes a fart sound. He wanted to see how people would react, and let’s just say it couldn’t be funnier.
The biggest question here is why farts are so offensive to so many? If gas emitting from our bums is something that we all have in common, and it’s completely natural and normal, then why is it that so many are grossed out when someone else does it around them? Also, why is it so funny when we hear someone else fail to hold in the very wind that we let out when we’re all alone?
Maybe we are just embarrassed by this bodily function, and rather than just accept it as is, we shy away from the act…even if it’s someone else who does it. Either way, we need to get a damn grip and stop being so prissy when it comes to something that saves us all from holding in potentially dangerous gas. When our body releases gas it is telling us that we are still functioning properly. This is something we all need to know, especially when you have so many who suffer from an inability to have a body that does what it’s meant to do.
So, the next time you are in public and you feel the need to rip one, just let it go! Stop living inside your head and feeling insecure about something that your body was meant to do. Accept your body–and the smells that come with it–so that you can better handle when the next man, woman, or child releases their deadly gas near you. It’s truly the only way.
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