I have never had particularly warm relations with this person and I should have known that it was none of my business. But for some reason I asked her what was going on and she told me that she had just undergone sinus surgery.
It just so happens that that is one of the myriad of surgeries that I have had and I talked about my experience for a moment with little to no response from the girl.
A few weeks later I saw the woman again, with an entirely new nose and realized that she had not been honest with me, not that she had any duty to be, mind you. She had obviously had a rhinoplasty. I do have a little innate counter located somewhere in my brain that marks down when a person lies to me and it has quite a long memory, but hey, it was none of my business in the first place.
In any case, no big, she didn't like her nose, she got one that she liked, great. Funny thing is, the next week another girl who works at the same place also got a new nose, looked like a completely different lady. I did a double take, wondered momentarily what was in the water? Who was next? But their choice. It is amazing how a different nose can make one look like an entirely different person and even suggest a new and distinct personality.
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Most Americans report feeling unhappy with how their body looks at times (79% vs. 21% never, I am always satisfied with how my body looks), with dissatisfaction most prevalent when looking in the mirror (37%), when at the beach in a bathing suit (32%), or when shopping for clothes (31%).Those most likely to report being dissatisfied with how their bodies look include women (83% vs. 74% of men), younger adults (86% of those ages 18-34 vs. 75% of those 55+), and those with a college degree (82% vs. 75% of those with no college degree).For women in particular, being at the beach in their bathing suit (38% vs. 26% of men), shopping for clothes (44% vs. 17%), and trying on old clothes they haven’t worn in a while (35% vs. 19%) are especially likely to trigger negative thoughts about their body image compared to men who say the same.
Americans are not as critical when thinking about their current/potential significant other’s body, with two in five (41%) saying that they would not want their partner to take any action because they like them the way they are, and another 8% saying they would not want their partner to change anything as a perfect body will never be within their reach.
"Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder." Aldous Huxley
In an Allure survey conducted in 2010, 35 percent of people said they felt their appearance defined their identity. In 2015, that number jumped to 50 percent. So it makes sense that almost two thirds of people now said they work hard on their appearance.Home in closer on this theme and here's what you find: 61 percent of men and women think their lives would be better if they were more attractive, 64 percent of people said their appearance has helped them get assistance from a stranger, and 62 percent said it has gotten them better service in a store. Almost half of the people we polled even believe that being better-looking would help them get a promotion. And to those 47 percent, we say: Huh? Are you guys all models?