The Self-Esteem Act is Dumb
(submitted by lailainthecity)
We're all about diversity of opinions here @ Camp OOC…even the ones we don't agree with. Imagine! That said, there's a lot in Laialinthecity's comments we do agree with. The first paragraph pretty much entirely. As for the rest, well, for us, not so much. But you decide for you, and let us and Laila know what you think. Here's what she does:
The "Self-Esteem Act"? Why do we have to keep lowering the bar for everything, and making it law no less? When I see someone svelte walking down the street, I don't ask them if they're wearing Spanx. When I see someone with a smile that lights up the room, I don't ask them if they're caps. When I see someone with waist length full bodied curly hair, I don't ask if it's a lace-front wig. Because the truth about what they look like when they get up in the morning, doesn't belong to me, it belongs to them. There's plenty of artifice in world, it starts with lip gloss when you're a teenager. So what?
Nobody is perfect, that should be common sense, not a legislative session. Yes it sucks not to be as appealing as you think someone else is. But that's life, and growing up means learning to appreciate and embellish your own strengths, and not just demand that others expose their flaws so you feel better about yourself. If we need to start legislating feeling good about ourselves by compelling others to point out their flaws, then we need to get out heads examined.
Besides which doesn't this proposed act miss the whole darn point? "Self-Esteem" should mean how you feel about yourself, because of what you do and who you are. It shouldn't be because you realize somebody else isn't who you believed. How did that change who you are?