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My own fight with SI had nothing to do with not having "stuff", but with my own feelings and emotions that stemmed from my own mental disorders as well as an unhappy childhood. I feel like my battles with anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder are trivialized by statements like this. It's not that I'm ill, it's that I'm a victim of our consumerist society and a bombardment of negative media messages? I think not.
You could have a point, and there probably are people out there who struggle with their self-images because of our current culture, but the root of the problem is still internal. A person isn't going to have those problems unless they're predisposed. Someone who is isolated or shielded from the media could still wind up with a negative self image, and someone bombarded with these "subtle yet constant" messages could turn out to be well adjusted and stable.
posted 2 years, 8 months ago
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