A look at our culture's current relationship to beauty and some of the impulses that may be driving us towards greater extremes to meet ideals. This article aims to challenge and question how we as a culture engage with these issues, attemping to bring humour and depth to the very vast topic of beauty.
In her book Brightsided, Barbara Ehrenreich criticizes the belief that we can control the universe with our thoughts. When that kind of regression sweeps a culture, it's time for a little rational thinking before the ship sinks with all aboard clenching their eyes shut and concentrating on positive results.
Barbara Ehrenreich's book Brightsided analyzes America's obsession with success and positivity. This coincides with the Enneagram personality system's type Three: the Achiever. So what happens when one type's values dominate a culture?
Many are quick to call themselves geeks these days. And nerds. Even dorks. They wear the label with pride. Well, cut it out! Respect yourself, dammit! Stop calling yourself a geek!
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