RE: STV - Ugly People Music (Things Are Not All Black And White)
When I was a kid, not even left my first decade on earth, I already learned whatever was shown in magazines, was fake. I spend my school time, living in boarding schools surrounded by kids of both sexes. The girls especially were told not to try and see the pictures in Cosmopolitan, Vogue and whatever magazine as true and honest. Without the internet, less of those in our faces, but the fakeness wasn't too much different.
Peer pressure. Could be this is more intense these days, but I remember quite some peer pressure in the schools I was in, as well as at boarding school. Kids can be nasty towards each other. And I lived between kids 24/7, at least during the weekdays, evenings, and nights. Lots and lots of peer pressure. Can't tell if such is more intense these days. I don't have kids, so I don't hear the stories every day. But when peeps say this is the case, I shall believe them.
That said these days peeps are becoming more sensitive, perhaps even more weak. Not sure if 'weak' is the correct word. What the cause is, I dont know, but I find it a tat too easy to blame this on the internet and social media, as so many peeps do. Our cultures have changed (in black/white terms) from being socially responsible to me me me which had nothing to do with Internet. Perhaps this shift also results in all the shizzle we are in now.
I do see the beauty in 'ugliness' as well 😉 My friends think I am at least a tat weird and strange. Whenever they tell me this, I get this fuzzy feeling, a pleasurable one. So I must like the fact that I am not part of the herd 😉