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Comments21/06/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#21 Whether these products are tested on animals or not, the premise of cosmetic existence has a cruelty to it. Body image issues, societal prejudice, escalating the cost of living for no other purpose but our own fear of not meeting new social expectations, unnecessary creation of chemicals that don't factor in disposal or harm to environment, so end up as a part of the water cycle. Never mind that injecting chemicals into the social ecosystem ultimately have led to afflictions that are considered unintended consequences of this "social behaviour", like cancer.
Then there is life turned into image and the kind of society Guy Debord called the Society of the Spectacle. A fixation on viewing something normal like balding and turning into a disorder. The rise of allergies because we have become so manic about cleaning that we over-clean and hurt our own immune system. If this was a Woody Allen comedy I would actually laugh.
The whole recipe that goes along with this that ultimately perpetuates group-think. Everyone has a right to use this stuff, but why should I lose a job because I refuse to apply chemicals on me or I pay for believing that growing and aging naturally is my way of life. It is great that we can create a business out of lifestyle but we now have a health system creating new lifestyle drug categories and people are having cosmetic surgery at great personal pain - because the pain of being rejected is much worse for them to take. Advertising works because fear works - this is 20th Century thinking writ large by dinosaur thinkers.
If there was systems thinking involved in this I could rest well assured, but to exist in a world where we don't question these things and not speak up is the world we are actually living in. That is the consequences not of using cosmetics but of the branded and conditioned life and not even recognize that our very lives have becoming product - that we are now the product.21/06/2017 #20 debasish majumder#17 can you see the sub-atomic particles in your naked eye? it the brain which only can perceive. precisely the human brain, because they inter prate since inception of the progress of civilization. i just shared my observation and experience with little wit, not compared to that of you like mighty personalities. forgive me for my arrogance to emphasis my views. but, science deals with truth and observation, not to be explaining it with a pejorative notion. thanks for sharing your valued comment sir.21/06/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#16 @Gerald Hecht I don't think that happens widely in most professions, that is the realm of either the digital elite (it is amazing what stock options can do to the neurons) or we are also taking about here what happens in Justin Bieber entourage territory.
Of course we at the mundane Terra Firma level of lived reality, one where HR may be the chief arbiter or perhaps only gatekeeper of our economic intent, at that level what is viewed by HR as a Justin Bieber level brand is often really a Pee-Wee Herman in disguise. Who knows, the success we achieve is more often going to find it's way into an employee newsletter.
BTW good to see RES IPSA LOQUITUR! being quoted in what I call with absolute my usual charm, your Hechtic contributions. "Long live the Hechtics!" (think here the dynamic perspective of the heretic and not a linear representation of the hectic).21/06/2017 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 Debasish according to this BBC Earth article it seems to refute what we may think creatures in nature exercise http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150206-are-there-any-homosexual-animals but seeing a primate shaving and pruning their own face, now evidence for that is harder to find.
It is difficult for me to see an animal engaged in a facial. Now it is true that consciousness gives us a huge edge in life, but how it is that consciousness led to us living a branded existence?
This firstly demonstrates just how much of the gift of our own consciousness we waste day after day and secondly should lead us to ask what drives us to this kind of behaviour. That behaviour is, for me, an example of our animal self - because tribal behaviour is our animal self - not our deepest human self. That small percentage of our being which is truly human, now that is worth spending considerable time with and actually represents the wisest possible utilization of our human consciousness.
I also empathize with Gerald that we can be given a brain that has capacity for God like powers but then as a researcher or a scientists with this gift, are then settling for experimenting with compounds, because some man wants his cheeks puffed. After all if the most reasonable paying job in town is spraying male perfume into rats eyes, then that is brand reality right there.21/06/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht#13 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yeah...my new benchmark is to see if anyone is being given "Pink Cadillacs" based on performance --that doesn't happen in science, lol; and Keith Richards version of "manscaping" (it's funny how my autocorrect turns that into "man-aping") hasn't seemed to have backfired: http://www.vogue.com/article/patti-hansen-rock-steady
RES IPSA LOQUITUR!21/06/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht#13 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I take important to remember that there is no actual scientific/biomedical basis (other than human scratch test/desensitization for allergic reactions, etc.) for cosmetics FOR ANY REASON.
Giving some of this stuff a name like "cosmetology" can (in the mind of folks whose eyes are already covered in dust) can lend the impression that THIS really IS A SCIENCE; Nope...instant red card!
For both women and men; health/fitness/hygiene is one thing...cosmetics are either 1)a broken crutch for sentients with broken self esteem or 2) a "Halloween Thingie" for people who (for whatever reason) wish to do some entertainment or imitate a mating ritual conducted by (usually males) individual members of non-human (usually wild animal species) and usually under neuroendocrine control because their survival requires specific estrous cycles, as opposed to human menstrual cycles and concomitant options.
Testing Cosmetics as if they were testing a promising Alzheimer's Therapy is analogous to testing potential doping agents as legitimate exercise physiology.
In front of many people who don't work in the field and don't know their ass from their mouth 👄 in these techniques.
I don't believe this is an IMHO situation either; we all know this.21/06/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#12 When it comes to physical cruelty what the cosmetics industry have done with testing cosmetic products on caged animals can be considered as a "cost of progress", one which we can turn a total blind eye to, but I cannot turn a blind eye to it, it is not a part of my constitution packaged within me which we like to describe as "humanity".
To me a caged animal does not necessarily have to be the only example of animal cruelty, but also a human resources mindset. If anything I put a call out to organizations who consider themselves truly 21s Century to call human resources what it should be called, which is "Animal Resources".
Once we put life on that equal footing - and here less is not more when we are settling for less, we begin to realize to what extent we are a caged animal of human resources. To me the 20th Century human resources industry is a broken home and it is need of intervention and if you want to get a taste of a cruel professional culture, spend some quality time with dog-eat-dog recruiters.
Just because the human resources industry are the chief purveyors of what should be counted as a redundant mindset, does not mean that we should be willing animals consuming their dog food. When we see things called "employee engagement", we should substitute those words with "lab-rat engagement". If my thinking is the difference between me not getting a job and having this caged mindset - keep your job, no wonder people call HR - "Human Remains" - and in this cage we remain product.21/06/2017 #12 Gerald Hecht#9 @Simone I agree that it's important for people to take care of ourselves; I'm increasingly concerned (I must admit) between the deliberate confusion (shareholder driven) between 1) health/hygiene and 2) cosmetics.
The first assignment I ever had in (what appeared to be a biomedical laboratory)...I currently work on getting at the key denominators underlying neurodegenerative disorders and Neurotoxicological/Neuropharmacological mechanisms underlying compulsive amphetamine and opioid self administration.
Anyway my first "job in the field looked like that type of environment...I was told to perform Druze Assessments of "Shampoo Candidates" on awake rabbits under mechanical restraint and unable to move.
Later, my first Neuroscience Animal subjects were "Liberated" by an Animal Rights group who made know distinction between 1) clubbing baby seals for their pelts or dropping 4.3 pH drops in the unprotected corneas of rabbits and 2) trying to discover the key to things like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, CNS-specific-Prion-induced-genetic-errors in protein folding, etc.
They spray painted death threats to monsters such as myself for torturing animals.
The animals that they condemned to gruesome deaths (for months) hit by cars all over campus, exposure, starvation, dehydration, death by cat, etc.
One young woman in leather moccasins called me a Nazi and spit in my direction before heading off to the campus food court.
I don't blame her, and her hair smelled lovely, like a dream21/06/2017 #10 Simone Luise Hardthi Juan :) great article :) and yes, it´s (still) an expanding ;) market ;) and to me personally, every men should look after his looks ;) it´s not only the "intrinsic values" that count ;) outer appearance is important too ;) Have a great day/evening today :)
Regards Simone :)
campaign@work(c)21/06/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht#7 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit that actually...I'm keeping that one ...when you put that way (especially the "narcotics-narcissism " thingie)...it's not all that upsetting to me ; it's a actually a logical progression that accounts for a wide range of phenomena which are more interconnected...then I was considering...thank you...I was overly worried about something because I was tired and "tunnel visioning!"21/06/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Look at it another way. Women wanted equality and did not want men treating them like objects. Instead men now become objects so ipso facto, women get equality. That is about the same narco-quality mindset behind personal branding. It is wonderful to know that the term narcotics and narcissism are related twins. Actually I do need to stop thinking for a mo now, because I need to practice my newly acquired cosmetically enhanced smile. Botox anyone?21/06/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht#5 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit that's a lot of information about cosmetics; I thought this was about the beautiful game: howxit in Portuguese ? o novo bonito (or something like that)...please don't tell me it was about makeup...my son is a futball fanatic, Messe was his first role model but that's because I still do a faster mile than him --but he's thirteen and that's gonna reverse soon enough... but the HgH was hard enough to explain...cosmetics?!
OMG NO...please No21/06/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBeing that cosmetic life is what is being sold it should not come as a surprise. If being cosmetic is what people choose, I say good for them. The Roman Empire got highly cosmetic before it finally cratered. Now if I happen to see through this cosmetic existence, it does not help me none. Each kids in our house wants that dream wedding and entire cosmetic wedding planning industry has convinced them that anything short of $60,000 for their big day is not good enough for them. Now by the time all our eight kids get married, my family will have spent 1/2 million dollars to satisfy this highly cosmetic need.
It is fine giving the kids what they want, but as other kids want to emulate and do the same, the cost over the long term in psychic terms is a steady escalation. Not only does cosmetic existence add to the cost of living, it silently increases the degree of prejudice we have - and in this arms race there are two industries that laugh all the way to the bank, the first is the cosmetic industry, but its cousin is happy as pigs too and that of course is cousin Big Pharma. Instead of moving towards the 21st Century, instead we are moving backwards to the 18th Century, when men were at their cosmetic high-point. So the lipstick and wigs come back - all that means is that it is the past reviving as it once was. The leaders of this particular revolution deserve to called cosmetic.
Trying to be David Beckham has just one little flaw to it, there is one David Beckham - the rest are just cronies and copycats - and so I say praise the Lord for all those who want to do for the next few years what Disco did for the 70's. This too shall pass.21/06/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorNo surprise. Men like to look their best too. Job seeking, competition in the workplace, attracting women or other men have an impact on how men feel about themselves. I think it is great there are cosmetics especially geared toward men.
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