It's all becoming so vain!

  • Leo123

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    Apr 07, 2011 1:54 AM GMT

    I got home tonight and started thinking just how shitty people's values have become. No one is worth for their character anymore. What happened to the good old values of friendship, compassion, empathy, complicity, you know, the root values of life?

    Everything's a sell out. You're worth exactly for what you have and watch it 'cause if you lose your status, you'll lose people with it too.

    If you got money, that's one point. If you're in shape, that's another point. If you gain a few pounds, oops, there goes your point and that bit of attention you got with it.

    I mean, fuck.

    And the ironic part is when you think back in life you can only remember the moments that you felt were important. Not all the money and vanity people praise so much for. So, what's the point..?

    Does anyone else see this?

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    Apr 07, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    I've had similar thoughts before... When I was younger the world did seem like a much friendlier place. Of course this was most likely due to my limited perception. In reality, I'm not sure much has really changed.
  • DCEric

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    Apr 07, 2011 10:12 AM GMT
    Let me guess, the two of you go to clubs and the Internet to find dates, instead of, say, joining a community service organization?
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    DCEric saidLet me guess, the two of you go to clubs and the Internet to find dates, instead of, say, joining a community service organization?


    Actually no, I gave up looking for datable guys a long time ago. But thanks for assuming. Also, I'd like to think some people actually join community service organizations to help the community, not help the community to themselves. lol
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    I agree with you on this. I try to look past it, and find people who do share important simple values like you've mentioned. Not everyone is self absorbed icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    Jguy27 saidI've had similar thoughts before... When I was younger the world did seem like a much friendlier place. Of course this was most likely due to my limited perception. In reality, I'm not sure much has really changed.


    Lol. It may not comfort you much, but as someone who has been an adult since you were born, the world did not seem significantly friendlier 26 years ago. Glad you are self-aware enough to recognize that it is just your perception.
  • calibro

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    Apr 07, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    welcome to the millennial generation. let me sum up the next forty years: you're not as important as i am.
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    Hey Look! A thread about vanity and emptiness started by a faceless guy with an empty profile!

    You can't expect anyone to appreciate all of your wonderful qualities while you hide in the dark wondering why no one sees your wonderful qualities.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    This is where it pays off to have a shitty family icon_razz.gif

    You get to learn about lack of compassion and selfishness at an early age!!
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    It's almost true.
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    Cash saidHey Look! A thread about vanity and emptiness started by a faceless guy with an empty profile!

    You can't expect anyone to appreciate all of your wonderful qualities while you hide in the dark wondering why no one sees your wonderful qualities.icon_rolleyes.gif


    Good point and also the fact that the forum creator is on a website that is used amongst other things to appreciate the physique in all its glory, voyeur without self image or maybe something more sinister? lol

    gorgeous men, all of you :-p
  • kencarson

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    Apr 07, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    You're so vain, you probably think this thread is about you.
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    kencarson saidYou're so vain, you probably think this thread is about you.

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    Apr 07, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.”
    (Jane Austen)
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    Apr 07, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    kencarson saidYou're so vain, you probably think this thread is about you.

    And thirded. Ha ha!
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    Apr 07, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    I don't know where you get the idea the world was a friendlier place years ago? You only have to look at the Holocaust, world wars, communism, Hiroshima, apartheid in south africa, right wing republicanisnm and ther such to realise that none of these would have gotten off the ground if normal people had not supported them.

    The white picket fence, happy family etc is an illusion. That's why its indidious beyond belief.
  • eddieross69

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    Apr 07, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    calibro saidwelcome to the millennial generation. let me sum up the next forty years: you're not as important as i am.


    I think this is Los Angeles's new city motto.
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    Apr 07, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    kencarson saidYou're so vain, you probably think this thread is about you.



    Thanks for the laugh and hadn't heard this song in awhile--



    Cheers!
  • DCEric

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    Apr 07, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    Jguy27 said
    DCEric saidLet me guess, the two of you go to clubs and the Internet to find dates, instead of, say, joining a community service organization?


    Actually no, I gave up looking for datable guys a long time ago. But thanks for assuming. Also, I'd like to think some people actually join community service organizations to help the community, not help the community to themselves. lol


    1) Your loss. You could make someone very happy.

    2) An individual is part of a community. You join to give back.... but if that didn't feel good no one would do it. You join organizations to give back, but it is a two way street.
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    I think my self-esteem just dropped another two points.
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    Leo123 said
    I got home tonight and started thinking just how shitty people's values have become. No one is worth for their character anymore. What happened to the good old values of friendship, compassion, empathy, complicity, you know, the root values of life?

    Everything's a sell out. You're worth exactly for what you have and watch it 'cause if you lose your status, you'll lose people with it too.

    If you got money, that's one point. If you're in shape, that's another point. If you gain a few pounds, oops, there goes your point and that bit of attention you got with it.

    I mean, fuck.

    And the ironic part is when you think back in life you can only remember the moments that you felt were important. Not all the money and vanity people praise so much for. So, what's the point..?

    Does anyone else see this?


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    Apr 07, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Cash saidHey Look! A thread about vanity and emptiness started by a faceless guy with an empty profile!

    You can't expect anyone to appreciate all of your wonderful qualities while you hide in the dark wondering why no one sees your wonderful qualities.icon_rolleyes.gif


    Pretty much.
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
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    Leo123 said
    I got home tonight and started thinking just how shitty people's values have become. No one is worth for their character anymore. What happened to the good old values of friendship, compassion, empathy, complicity, you know, the root values of life?

    Everything's a sell out. You're worth exactly for what you have and watch it 'cause if you lose your status, you'll lose people with it too.

    If you got money, that's one point. If you're in shape, that's another point. If you gain a few pounds, oops, there goes your point and that bit of attention you got with it.

    I mean, fuck.

    And the ironic part is when you think back in life you can only remember the moments that you felt were important. Not all the money and vanity people praise so much for. So, what's the point..?

    Does anyone else see this?



    Ok the bible people are gonna love to pick this apart. The Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah wasn't homosexuality or even rape. It was inhospitality, which to desert peoples is sacred. Look at the pattern.


    Your post is objectively irrelevant. What does this post have to do with Bible thumpers or Sodom?
  • Leo123

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    Apr 07, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    Thanks for the replies.

    I can honestly say I'm not self-absorbed. I do value my friends and family but apparently not too many people give a shit. People are always on to the next best thing.

    The worst part is that you must grow tough skin to deal with all the vanity and selfishness otherwise you - will - get screwed over. In other words, you become an asshole undercover which I hate.

    I do have my vain moments and all but I'm talking about values here. These are well grounded for me. And no, I'm not religious. I just appreciate my moments with people I really like. I hold on to my friends in good or bad, I do look for other qualities in men other than a flat stomach.. so, yeah..

    and by the way, my profile has nothing to do with any of this.


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    Apr 07, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    A1EX saidI think my self-esteem just dropped another two points.

    lol
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    Apr 08, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Leo123 saidThanks for the replies.

    I can honestly say I'm not self-absorbed. I do value my friends and family but apparently not too many people give a shit. People are always on to the next best thing.

    The worst part is that you must grow tough skin to deal with all the vanity and selfishness otherwise you - will - get screwed over. In other words, you become an asshole undercover which I hate.

    I do have my vain moments and all but I'm talking about values here. These are well grounded for me. And no, I'm not religious. I just appreciate my moments with people I really like. I hold on to my friends in good or bad, I do look for other qualities in men other than a flat stomach.. so, yeah..

    and by the way, my profile has nothing to do with any of this.



    Clearly.

    It has nothing to do with anything.