Self Esteem?! Save us from this

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    Dove is running heavy commercial time on the video sharing sites for some sort of Self Esteem campaign. Not "I am cool because I did something cool" but " I exist, therefore I should feel good about it."


    This is a big liberal/ conservative chasm area. I feel you deserve self esteem when you do something worthy of esteem. an ameba exists. There is no reason to feel good about you until there is something you have done that is worthy of the emulation.
     
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    Is this one of Dove's "It's OK to like yourself even if you're not an anorexic with DD fake boobs" commercials, or something different? I haven't seen it.
     
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    If that is all there was to it, I would be all for it. There seems to a message that you should like be proud of nothing.

    Fake boobs and skeletel is all about self esteem for no good reason.
     
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    I don't have any problem with Dove's campaign for real beauty, which is what they call it. You're right about that. With a young daughter I applaud them in fact. But I'm a little leery of the whole "self-esteem first" thing. I'm seeing too much of it with two kids in elementary school and I don't like it.

    Do you have a link to one of the ads? I googled but all I'm getting for hits are articles on the real beauty ads.
     
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    I may not have seen the same commercial Baruch saw, but it seemed very focused on not being concerned with appearance, and not just about having self esteem for the sake of self esteem.
     
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    Maybe I read too much into it.

    They were running the blasted commercial every three minutes.
     
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    That is definitely a liberal tenet. Just like "there's no winners or losers" is a liberal tenet. Or "redistribution of wealth." It's all bunk.

    If you're proud of yourself, you should have a reason why other than simply "because I am me."

    Just like respect. Respect isn't automatically given, it's earned.
     
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    Amen-----low self esteem is bullshit anyway----if you hate yourself you gotta be pretty damn proud of your ability to judge people.
     
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    BULL SHIT ALERT. BULL SHIT ALERT. BULL SHIT ALERT.

    I'm very proud of my father and mother. The reason I'm so proud is because they made me!!! Let's see. I'm handsome. I'm clever. I have a wonderful sense of humor. I can converse about nearly anything. Intelligence is my middle name. I'm the perfect all American male. Oh, I'm humble too.:lol:
     
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    Pics of hot chicks soaping themselves (and each other) with Dove soap would be a "self esteem" booster for me! (I don't know how, I would just figger that out later) :lol:
     
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