I finally agree with the Koreans

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Its been reported that South Korea has  the highest rate of plastic surgery in the world.  About 1in 5 in the major city of Seoul have done at least one procedure- it could be the eyes or the nose or even jaw reduction (though not so common).

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^ This composition picture of candidates in a South Korean beauty pageant went viral last year. Many people commented that the women look identical.

And we might be quite quick to judge and start with the comments :- they are soo superficial,  Koreans don’t have self confidence,  they live a fake life, . And believe me, I’ve thought along those lines too but recently I have started understanding the reasoning albeit slowly.
Imagine going for an oral interview,  where you have two candidates: one ugly, the other beautiful,  and both answer questions equally but you have to choose one, who would you choose? Of course,  the fine one.
Or walking along the road and someone accidentally steps on your foot and says sorry,  when you turn back and see a not soo beautiful face, your reaction is usually different from your reaction to a fine face.

Its funny how we have all these judgements: she has an ugly face why is she singing? That guy’s jaw is horrible,  why was he used for the advert? Couldn’t a handsome guy be found?  I can’t tolerate him, its not enough that he’s not handsome,  he also has a bad attitude (this means: I could have tolerated his attitude if only he was a fine boy). Why did such a rich man marry an ugly lady?

As if a person’s looks define who they are. As if the looks translates into funny, kind and all other qualities. And its painful, because no matter how well Mr. Ibu can act, he would always be given those comedy (village clown) roles. Can you imagine Mr. Ibu being Tonto Dike’s husband in a hot movie?

We excuse incompetence,  make allowances for infidelity,  nurture rudeness all on the grounds of beauty and we then turn around and say that those who have the guts to do something about it lack confidence.  And that’s the hypocrisy.

Everybody will not be facially appealing,  that’s the whole of a heterogeneous community.  Moreover, imagine a world where there are no obese people, no men with protruding bellies and no women who are soo shapeless you want to scream. Let us to see the beauty in diversity and stop being boxed into conventionalities


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10 thoughts on “I finally agree with the Koreans”

  1. Av neva seen anytin wrong in plastic surgeries so far as one can afford it.. Afterall everyone has d right 2 luk beautiful nd if surgery wil make u beautiful, den go 4 it sharperly

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  2. Lol nice piece, I’m not for or against plastic surgery. All I know is that Love looking at a beautiful or handsome face, it just makes everything feel right, but it doesn’t necessarily have to plastic

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  3. I have always been a fan of feeling great about urself. U want to feel more beautiful and u feel surgery is the way, then knock urself out. Even Michelle Obama in all her fitness and beauty feels u can do whatever u want with your body.

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