I once wrote: If we all woke one morning, looked in the mirror and instantly loved what we saw, imagine how many companies would go out of business.
That got me thinking: Is make up and temporary body altering garments, nothing more than a lie we tell ourselves and portray to others? Should a prospective partner be chastised, if on the morning after they were to discover how someone truly looks, and then have reverse feelings?
The argument is that beauty should be what’s on the inside, but physical attraction, as throughout nature, is all about looking the most desirable. My case in point would be the plumage of male birds, and using it to attract female suitors. However, a bird’s colourful feathers are not an artificially applied mask or push up, suck in garments.
There is also the argument that make up, and body enhancing clothes are as much about self confidence as they are for luring a partner, and I get that. However, is that requirement for self confidence only enhanced more by the successful manipulation of the lie. If others only compliment when the mask is applied, surely that is the reason why it enhances our confidence and it becomes part of our daily routine.
Perhaps we should all feel love about ourselves, but more importantly, find it in ourselves to feel love for others when not wearing their lies.