Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Plastic Surgery: Beauty is Pain???

Recently, I read an article on a young reality star, Heidi Montag, who reportedly underwent 10 cosmetic procedures in one day. Heidi Montag, who is only 23 and held no apparent need for plastic surgery, has admitted to being obsessed with it which brings me to ask; can plastic surgery become an actual addiction? Should plastic surgery be considered a form of self-mutilation or injury?

After looking further into what self-mutilation and injury was: cutting, burning, breaking, picking, and inflicting pain on one’s self in hopes of relieving themselves of inner pain, receiving attention or even just to have control over hurt and pain instead of hurt and pain controlling them, Heidi Montag came to mind. This may be an extreme case to help prove my point but at the same time, Heidi Montag’s story is a strong one. Yes, there are other Hollywood stars, both young and old, who have received surgery to alter their appearances like Courtney Love, Joan Rivers, and Lil' Kim but no case has been as extreme as Heidi’s.

She claims that when she was younger, she was made fun of for her appearance. In my opinion, Heidi did not need to change anything about her body. She had gone under the knife one time in 2007 to change her nose and the size of her breast. I think it’s extreme and should raise some interest that her second encounter with plastic surgery almost took her life. Now, Heidi is left with the inability to show facial expression or even smile and the need to increase her breast to a size ‘H’ simply because “H will stand for Heidi”. When will she draw the line?

I have never been a fan of plastic surgery unless there was a need for it ‘health-wise’. For example, my mother got a breast reduction because the size of her chest was putting a strain on her back. Or for women who have a mastectomy and then have realistic implants to replace the ones that were removed. Other than those reasons and maybe a few more, I feel like plastic surgery encourages self-mutilation. I don’t approve of people who pay money to have their bodies cut into and altered, and for what reason? Because they were unhappy with themselves? How could a person inflict so much pain on themselves to try and mask their unhappiness with themselves? Maybe beauty really is pain. Or is the pain what is really beautiful?


As I was browsing on the internet about interesting facts on alcoholism, I came across one which caught my eye...the fact is:

"Alcohol and caffeine are the two most widely abused substances in the world"

Compared to many substances that are abused (food, sex, shopping, cutting, etc) ALCOHOL and caffeine are the most used. Caffeine is understandable because some people drink coffee like two or three times daily and children or adults drink pepsi all the time(for all those who didn't know that soda has caffeine in it lol)

Alcohol is a depressant. . but people drink for social reasons. Some people cannot socialize with others without a drink. Unfortunately, people abuse their one glass of wine to the whole bottle (stick a straw and the bottle and go "type of thing") Certain people take drinking to another level, as far as they drink to pass that "tipsy" line(or to pass out) or consistently drinking to make themselves feel better. Honestly, either way you look at it, its not healthy.
Drinking is fun, to a further extinct. There's nothing wrong with drinking but when drinking takes over your life, then its a PROBLEM. For example, going out to a bar to have a few drinks with a group of friends and ya'll having good time is FUN. . DRINKING until you cannot see and you wake up in the morning in another person's bed and trying to put the pieces together is a PROBLEM!!!!
Everyone and I mean EVERYONE has suffered from a bad night of drinking (even me lol) but it was never like a "OMG! What Happen Last Night Or ME Regreting anything (Thank GOODNESS) but seriously, you can drink without developing a problem or a habit you cannot break away from.
Well this was my First blog (never the last) because I have a lot of fun facts and figures (maybe tips) soon to come!!!
Until next time Guys (and drink safe and responsibly)
Jasmine J. :-)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

What is a shopaholic?

A SHOPAHOLIC is a compulsive shopper who suffers from uncontrolled overspending.

Click On SHOPAHOLIC for a movie that was recently released that helps show what a shopaholic really is..

Friday, January 29, 2010