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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2016, 01:38:13 PM »

The most valuable thing in my life is my brain. But I would probably not think the same if I was in their universe.

They all seemed to be told that nothing matters besides whether you are a pretty, or an ugly. It's a societal expectation to want to be pretty. And I am probably a natural crowd follower. I think that, somewhere along the line, someone inspired me to think that my intelligence matters.

So I would probably welcome being pretty in their world, but, in our world, I am glad I am not in their world. :P
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2016, 04:17:41 PM »

That makes sense. I mean, if I was raised my whole life looking forward to being pretty I wouldn't have a reason to not want to be one, ya know?
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2016, 08:35:28 PM »

The most valuable thing in my life is my brain. But I would probably not think the same if I was in their universe.

They all seemed to be told that nothing matters besides whether you are a pretty, or an ugly. It's a societal expectation to want to be pretty. And I am probably a natural crowd follower. I think that, somewhere along the line, someone inspired me to think that my intelligence matters.

So I would probably welcome being pretty in their world, but, in our world, I am glad I am not in their world. :P

This is so perfectly said.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2016, 09:36:05 PM »

^^^^^
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2017, 04:07:57 AM »

Definitely an ugly one - the power of brain means more than the face.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2017, 10:13:50 AM »

Bruh
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