WE live in an AGE which is obsessed with physical perfection.
Looks are not a virtue. Beauty is not merely physical perfection – it is an emotion, it is aliveness, it is response. Beauty is that which unifies, that which is fully expressed, free. Desire is often beauty.
Physical perfection is pleasing to the eye. All that most people seem to ask is that you should be good to look at. A man wants a woman who will be admired. desired, and envied by others. Therein lies her attraction and desirability – she is a possession. It is not the woman whom the man cares about most, but the approval of other people. It is what they think of him because he owns a desirable that is important.
It is cruel. that so many people never blossom into real beauty because they are inhibited by people who disapprove of them for not measuring up to the standard of physical perfection of the age in which they live.
Looks are not a virtue. They or, an accident of birth. We should never be made to feel guilty because we do not have the kind of face or figure that happens to be in vogue.
Disapproval and fear of ridicule thwart growth and create inhibitions, which is why so-called plain people are often defensive and aggressive. Their sensitivity to criticism creates a vicious circle. In cartoons, novels and films the plain woman is the battle-axe vine rags, whereas the good- looking woman is sweet, feminine., loaded with sex-appeal and talks little.
We live in, an age which is obsessed with physical perfection.
|THE SLAVE – James Oppenheim
They set the slave free, striking off his chains…
He was still chained to servility,
They can only set free men free
an individualist anarchist
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The chief function of the individual is to drill society full of holes, – to separate, to inspire hatred, to break up complacency and stupidity.
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A reader living in Uruguay wishes to exchange a copy of Nicolai’s “I,& Biologia de la Guerra” or the same author’s “La Miseria de la Dialectica” for a copy of the English version of “The Ego and His Own” by Max Stirner. Anyone interested please contact this review.
Available on bookstalls is Paul Herr’s novel “Journey Not To End” (Panther Books – 3/6) ‘. well-written, picaresque story of a contemporary “outsider”, it contains some pithy reflections. Example: “A State is a State is a State. Even Revolution, which promises to change All. changes only the personal., not the System – the guards and prisoners exchange status, -,a in a children’s game of musical chairs./ A man con only liberate himself by himself and for himself. There is no other way – all else is madness or collaboration.