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You're So Vain
December 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Whether we think too much or too little of ourselves, we seem to live in a society full of the image obsessed.




Beauty and Weight Loss Specialist, Alicia Hunter, joins the Mad Life panel for this  ego-boosting conversation.

Why are we so vain?

Replies

  • SlightlyPerfect
    December 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Because insecurities sell. "Create a need and fill it" is pretty much the mantra of marketing. Once you realize how nonsensical that is, it doesn't affect you. It's an issue of self-esteem. And that's why the CM poll results don't surprise me at all.

    Andrew brought up a great point, though. You can't "feel important" just because "somebody needs you." That's just sacrificing self-esteem to self-denial.

  • bafamily
    December 27, 2012 at 3:55 PM
    Don't have the first clue.
  • brownhoney21
    December 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

     I don't know.

  • elwalters77
    December 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Hmmm, IDK

  • Dedicatedmom02
    December 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    I agree.

    Quoting SlightlyPerfect:

    Because insecurities sell. "Create a need and fill it" is pretty much the mantra of marketing. Once you realize how nonsensical that is, it doesn't affect you. It's an issue of self-esteem. And that's why the CM poll results don't surprise me at all.

    Andrew brought up a great point, though. You can't "feel important" just because "somebody needs you." That's just sacrificing self-esteem to self-denial.


  • sandbuster
    December 27, 2012 at 6:25 PM
    Because of media, pretty sells
  • BabyTeki
    December 28, 2012 at 8:32 AM
    Because with our high level of technology anymore, the media is constantly right in our face.
  • natesmom1228
    December 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    It's the media's fault.

  • elasmimi
    December 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    I have reached an age where most vanity is gone. When I was younger, I would never think of leaving the house w/o full makeup, dressed to perfection. Now comfort takes precedence over vanity. Maybe wisdom does come with age.

  • Albond86
    December 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM
    Because the marketing media has preyed on our natural insecurities and blown them up.