Several people I know have posted this on Facebook and I've been wanting to share it too. I thought this would be a good morning. I was out until 2:30 this morning with Pup #4 in the Emergency Department. Guess who thought he was a cat and perched himself on the deck rail, only not to be cat-like at all and fall four feet to the lower deck? Yeah... that would be my son. He's quietly sleeping now (while I am up for work...ugh). He had a mild concussion but is better. I'm letting him stay home from school. It's only the 4th day of school and already things are not going smoothly.
Back to the video. This is a few years old now but it quite good. It shows what can be done with makeup and PhotoShop, etc. These are the images we are bombarded with every day and what form the basis of our standards for beauty. In this video, the end result actually looks very little like the young woman who sat down. After watching this, you can't help but wonder what kind of effect this altered state of reality has on our young women and men. (And maybe those who are not quite so young anymore.)
Take a look. What are your thoughts about the images our culture promotes as beauty? Is this too much? What's the tipping point?
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