This comment by Kim on the post Your Soulmate Isn’t Who You Think It Is
I appreciate the sentiment, and agree with the premise that it’s best to choose someone who loves and “gets” the real you. But there’s one premise I have to reject: that we’re all striving for supermodels or superstar beefcake, and anyone “less” is somehow a letdown or compromise.
If we’re talking fantasies, I’d chase Nicholas Kristof before I’d give David Beckham a second look. Great minds thrill me, while great bodies merely decorate the surrounding landscape. And the guy I married is no compromise. He’s my dream guy, better than all the Brad Pitts and Tom Cruises in the world. Because he’s real, not a manufactured image. He’s real, he’s crazy smart, and his jokes make me snort milk out my nose. Life with him is a fantastic adventure, and I can be completely myself with him.
So please, with respect, skip the supermodel references. Star@#$%ing isn’t everybody’s idea of a dream romance.
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Is there any upside to artificial fashion industry and sales motivated images of physical beauty and value to society or individuals?
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