I give up. I see no point in living if I can’t be beautiful. — Howl
The American Dream is not those 1950s depictions of having a high-paying job and owning a car and house in suburbia with a family that inhabits it. Those were companies advertising to you what the ideal life in America should be and having us aspire to achieve that goal.
The real American Dream is what the Founding Fathers envisioned - being able to become whoever you want to be. You don’t have to stay where you were born and/or raised, you are not destined to do what your parents do, and you are not bound to the socioeconomic status you were born into.
Even though society has its flaws like the glass ceiling and expecting you to have a college degree, my point is that people in this country are free to make choices.
Constantly reminding myself that Neopets are only pixels
But seriously that was eight and a half years worth of playing gone in one day
This is a paradox I have been struggling with:
Genuine admiration for someone is looking past their appearance and for who they are and their personality right? So someone worth befriending or dating would not be shallow enough to judge solely based on looks.
But what about the initial attraction? Then don’t looks account for anything? Or rather everything?
Maybe I should meditate on this like Buddhist monks did with kōans…
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