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I Challenge Your Concept of Beauty

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    I Am Blind

    It matters not to me what you look like. What matters is who you are.  
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response May 24, 2009

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    What Does "Beautiful" Mean to You?

    "Beautiful" is an adjective...and all adjectives are not only subjective, but relative terms. I hate people who try and characterize beauty. How can you try and put down parameters for something so fluid, so natural? I truly believe it's easy to find something beautiful...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 20, 2008

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    On Guard

    For I challenge your concept of beauty. I will admit that several years ago - I could have been called shallow for I didn't know any better. But I known better now, I have had time to become more knowledgeable and enlightened as time wears on. So I can now challenge your concept...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    Women & Beauty

    One thing that I've noticed about discussions on the Concept of Beauty is their similarity to political discussions. Seriously, just substitute a few words and the two types of discussions are equivalent in their ferocity and the lengths some will go to argue their point.* In...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    Hell of a Lot More Than Skin Deep

    When I call you beautiful, I am not looking at your face, except maybe for your eyes. I am not admiring your new manicure, your facial, your cute outfit, or how much you weigh. I am not admiring your skill with make up, your tasteful accessories, or the type of car you drive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    It's Within You

    beauty for me is how kind you would treat a stranger, how generous you are to the beggars.... my concept of beauty is what lies in your heart. even if you are crowned miss universe and grace the covers of magazines, if you can't treat a person right, even then it's ugly. the way...
    LovelessAdvocate LovelessAdvocate 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2010

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    When people are only talking to you

    because they find your physical appearance appealing, and this alone is the reason for them to be welcoming with a sense of positivity and openness towards you, you start to ask yourself questions. When strangers begin to gravitate towards you, approaching with compliments and...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    To Put It Mildly

    I'm definitely not a "conventional" beauty. I'm strangely put-together, and no matter how hard I try to get in shape, I stay fat. So, yes, I definitely challenge the mainstream idea of beauty.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    I Do Challenge A Person's Concept Of Beauty.

    I believe that anyone can be attractive. I think the standards of todays world are so wrong, that they've found a "perfect" model that most females try to achieve and most fail and are miserable. I'm targeting females specifically because I believe they are alot worse than men...
    vampes vampes 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2010

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    I F[u]cking Challenge Your Definition

    Wow I am feeling abnormally courageous today so here goes: Yes I do challenge the stereotypical concept of beauty. All my life I have been told that I am far from being beautiful and it has crushed me. And as a result my self confidence is very distorted...and if indeed it is...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 24 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    metaphylosopher metaphylosopher 22-25, M Mar 28, 2011

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    Photoilluminesense

    Photoilluminesense, colours become brighter, more vibrant, this is the beauty i have seen.
    hawlemnyair hawlemnyair 26-30, M Jul 24, 2009

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    I corrected a few mistakes in my

    writing: On Societies Standards of Beauty "When people are talking to you because they find your physical appearance appealing, and this alone is the reason for them to be welcoming with a sense of positivity and openness towards you, you start to ask yourself questions...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Can Be Anything

    Beauty can be anyhting that makes someone smile...   A smile is beautiful, so the cause of it must be too =)
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2009

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    The Beauty Myth

    Danny is an affluent middle-aged gay man who covets youth and beauty above all else. We have a mutual friend in common, which is how I ended up at his New Year’s Eve party.Danny introduced us to two young Irish guys: “This is Jonathon and Richard; aren’t they gorgeous...
    gerardfsmith gerardfsmith 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 3, 2011

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    Really Now?

    People don't understand that beauty is what you see it as. I see beauty in many different ways. I find myself as a natural beauty. I wear no make up and I look pretty good. It's all in the mindset. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. :)
    Explodieren Explodieren 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    Quite the Confusing Question

    "I Challenge Your Concept of Beauty."   When you start thinking about in depth it can get to be quite confusing and in the end I asked myself do I challenge your concept of beauty? Do I challenge it in that I think I am beautiful against the conventional means...
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2009

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    Below Knee Amputee

    -  I  had  to  have  a below  knee  amputation,  it  was   going  great,  until  this   decided  to  almost  hit  me,  I   went   full  weight ...
    greenbay greenbay 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2008

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    MIND Set

    i have a mantra. i always say to myself that i am beautiful everyday. i act, dress, think, walk, talk  as if i am beatuiful and i was so surprised people are telling me that i am. my point is, if u convince yourself that you are one hell of a pretty gal, your whole system...
    evergreen evergreen 31-35, F Oct 26, 2008

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    More Attention Now At Age 37

    Had a baby 2 years ago, back in the gym.  I love my new boobs.  I have always had nice sized ones but now they are gianormous.  They are not perky like they used to be, but I am not there for the pictures.  Most guys are telling me they dont want a...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F Oct 18, 2009

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    God Damn Magazines!!

     I'll admit im only realising now that my concept of beauty has been tainted for so long because of reading magazines. I would look in the mirror at my body and almost feel sick and ashamed- but im a size 10-12!!!! People in magazines are not a true representation of how a...
    Pixibell Pixibell 22-25, F 2 Responses May 24, 2009

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    World's Sexiest Man

    I wouldn’t even be the “world’s sexiest man” if the planet were populated entirely by my clones.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    The Society Mirror

    It doesn't happen to everyone so I'm not generalizing, but where do a lot of people get their baseline idea of beauty? Magazines, pageants, commercials etc. Sadly, all those that don't look like the people in society's mirror, are labelled ugly. I used to feel like that, until I...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    Understated Beauty.

    I think some of the most beautiful people in this world are understated - buried in messy hair, baggy jeans, a loose sweater and torn up sneakers - but there is a subtle glint in their eye and an air about them that just makes them intoxicating.
    lostinwunderland lostinwunderland 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2010

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    Some Things to Which You Might Think Otherwise

    Everyone talks all the time about what "beauty" is. Actually, most people I know only talk about "hot" and "sexy" and "bangin'" and the like, but I guess that's as close as I'm going to see or hear it. I guess...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    What Is Beauty?

    beauty is a warm smile, a friendly laugh, a kind heart. beauty is a sincere friend who you can always turn to, the person with whom you can laugh, talk, cry, and be yourself. beauty is what pleases the mind and the soul. beauty is goodness from the inside radiating outward...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    Beauty Is...

    Your beauty is in what is conveyed through your eyes.  Blankness and empty eyes, which convey little thought process or experience are not what attract. Your beauty is now in your shape but how you carry yourself through adversity and how you offer your shoulder and arms to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    Beauty Is In the Eyes of Those Who See Souls.

    I challenge your concept of beauty because beauty is on the inside, not the outside. Looks are important as far as hygeine and the way you dress goes, but features are not something we can choose, and therefore they do not define us. Our CHOICES are what defines us. They are what...
    conceptual conceptual 16-17, F Jan 8, 2009

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    Diy Control/alt/delet Your Definition Of Beauty.

    I challenged my notions of beauty, well more accurately the notions ingrained in me from a very young age. As I have said before in other groups here it was/is important for women in my family to have long hair, less so now, some cousins wear short hair and might get teased a bit...
    OrangeOlive OrangeOlive 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2011

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    So Do I ,but For Others Not Myself .

     I want to  challenge it, for those who aren't allowed to live without constant stares of disgust . This what we call physical beauty is a distraction from the real ugliness in the world . I believe that ugliness is the evil that reside within us...
    goodaddiction goodaddiction 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    It Really Is Skin Deep

    And yet for many it is so important! As I have moved across the world, the way my looks are perceived has changed, even when those looks stayed the same and as my body has changed over the years, the way I am perceived has changed even though I am the same person. Many years ago...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    All the Things We Do...

    And it is frustrating as well, to fit in and be part of the beautiful crowd. You have to do so much to be able to fit in, it doesn't just come knocking on your doorstep. Creams, moisturisers, make-up, foundation, nice hairstuff to make it all smooth and soft, shave your legs and...
    Keeyum Keeyum 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    So What?

    You are beautiful. You are pretty. So what? All... there is to looks is just teasing another person about how hot you are. Oh you get to have babies and be married. Is that all beauty is? I believe beauty is internal. I am ugly. But deep down inside because I am nice independent...
    hashiba hashiba 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    On Guard Part 2

    In a story I posted earlier in this group - I challenged your concept of beauty. I am far from retracting such a challenge for I have often discovered that those whom I find super sexually attractive or those who have the 'classic' bodies that often grace the covers of magazines...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 8, 2009

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    Fake Identity School

    at my chool, the girls wear the same styled clothes, the same hair do's and the same type of makeup. cake face pumpkin skin and high skirts till you see their undies. its lame. they are all the same people to me because they changed themselves so they all have the same shallow...
    Immortal36 Immortal36 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Beauty!

    I use to think that I shouldn't try and look as good as I can because I knew I would never look as good as some people. This was a while ago mind you. But as corny as it sounds I have always relied on my inner beauty. It's funny because you can meet...
    myownme1 myownme1 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    If I Take One More Drink...

     Why base your looks, or your perception of your own attractiveness on a superfluous, subjective measure of "looks?" I know it's a bit different for you vagoozious* creatures. Your looks are scrutinized more openly and more harshly than us tallywhackers could...
    zeligocity zeligocity 22-25, M 9 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have made numerous cd and tape mixes in my life. Here is the first one I made with a CD about 12 years ago, more to follow. I guarantee you these songs will touch your soul. My...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My 21 favorite song mix #2 1 My Hometown- Bruce Springsteen 2 Runaway Train- Soul Asylum 3 Alone Again Naturally- Gilbert O'Sullivan 4 Rainy Days And Mondays- The Carpenters 5...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My 21 favorite song mix # 4 1 Fly Me To The Moon- Nat King Cole 2 What A Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong 3 Yesterday Once More- The Carpenters 4 I Wish It Would Rain- The...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    My 21 favorites song mix # 4: 1 Reflections Of My Life- Marmalade 2 Good Riddance(Time Of Your Life)- Green Day 3 A Heart in New York- Simon And Garfunkel 4 I Can't Make Music...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 19 hrs ago

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    Operator, Jim Croce. Yes we all learn to overcome the blows in life. Yes we learn to take it well. RIP Jim, you wrote from the heart and talked through the soul.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 17

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    Bobby Darin, a crooner who left us way too soon. Splish splash, my favorite Darin tune is definitely Beyond The Sea but Mack The Knife is probably the song he is most remembered by...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 19

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    The Summer Wind by Frank Sinatra. I can't think of a more perfect Song for a Summer Day.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    At Last, Etta James. Great song that is for all those people who finally find their true love. Not sung by Etta James in the film Orchestra Wives but featured throughout this...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Sep 5

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    I wouldn't have missed it for the world, just love this Ronnie Milsap tune.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Sep 5

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    God's Will, Martina McBride. Great song that really puts one's life in perspective.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Sep 7

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    My 21 favorite song mix # 3: 1 Bridge Over Troubled Water- Simon And Garfunkel 2 Lookin' For Space- John Denver 3 Yesterday- The Beatles 4 The Story Of My Life- Neil Diamond 5...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    My favorite Upbeat Mix Songs # 1 1 The Way You Look Tonight- Frank Sinatra 2 More- Bobby Darin 3 This Magic Moment- Jay And The Americans 4 One Fine Day- The Chiffons 5 My...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    There are many people in the world who does not even have proper water to drink. In certain parts of the world hunger is a major problem. If someone really wants to help or donate...
    HotMomShaama HotMomShaama 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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