I have to ask this question because I have never seen a culture that desire to seek and duplicate their lives according to the lives of people such as the Kardashian clan, Beyoncé, Rhianna, Chris Brown, Jaylo, Nikki Ménage and the many other celebrities that our new millennia’s are big fans of. These people live for fame and fame only. First and foremost, if you are living from paycheck to paycheck like many of you are, how can you even afford the spending habits of the jones. If only that money could go towards your child’s college fund or even start up a bank account for your kids. Do these celebrities protest or donate to causes such as Black Lives Matter to help fight against police brutality? Are they contributing to help rebuild communities? Would they even donate to a boys and girls club in your community to help lessen the crime rates?
Women are given plastic surgeons more business than they ever expected by having all these surgeries that you cannot even afford. The body image issues and comparing yourselves to rich celebrities making them feel superior and you inferior should not be. Women injecting themselves with all sorts of harmful chemicals and going under the knife leaving them with permanent disfigurements is a real issue. The desire for breast augmentation, tummy tucks and butt injections, liposuction, all booming business in places like NY, NJ, CA and Atlanta. Also the surge of reality shows that depict black women as materialistic savages that will sell their soul to the highest bidder for a moment of fame.
I’m concerned with our younger generation of girls that grow up thinking that its ok to start wearing make-up and hair pieces and tight fitting clothes by age 10 and 11, causing them to resemble older women and have unwelcome approaches by older men. The money that is spent in the beauty industry is spent by those who partly cannot barely afford to pay their monthly rent, thus causing our society to become social media slaves with not much to offer their offspring’s who grow up and rather be friends to their kids than mother figures. Ladies and gents please learn to love and discover who you are rather than seeking to find it in false images.
Our religious institutions are losing our younger generations to negative influences from society whom minds have been so twisted with social media that we as parents can no longer sit together as a family, or go out to a restaurant with friends without everyone staring down at their smart phones in their hands again celebrity chasing or worried about what’s going on in our associates life. Our young people no longer know how to hold a conversation unless it’s through texting thus allowing them to remain introverts. Let’s bring back the values necessary to keep our families together with real phone conversations and compliments on their natural beauty. Let’s learn to love and value our friendships with our fellowman or volunteer our time towards helping uplifting those who suffer from depression, shaming, bullying, bulimia/anorexia and other body images.
Together we can make this place a better place to live.