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Saturday, 11 January 2014

BTS: The-So-Called Beauty

Mark this: It's not just about the beauty but what actually lies behind it... and that is what we are going to find out.

"Beauty is a pain". A saying that becomes the motto or somehow the backbone of their mentality for people who are pursuing their dream to become beautiful. However, the thing that bugs my mind is to what extent that the pain will be? Let us see through some exhibits that I can come up with from my prior experience...

Exhibit A: *At Universiti Malaya's Lakeside* " Auhh.. so painful... I just jogged for one round and it seemed like forever...the leg feels very sore, but for the sake of beauty, I must run... at least until the tree in front." 

Exhibit B: *Preparing certain supplement* "So, after drinking this supplement, I must not take in any food for this whole day except plain water only, this won't be that hard for me." *Lunch break* "Krriiokkkk.... man, I'm so hungry.. I could have eaten half of the cow with just one bite if I continue to be like this... what a pain."

Exhibit C: *Using beauty products* "The promoter said that I have to apply these three products on the face in the morning, then wash them after 30 minutes. Then, these four products have to be applied on my belly and thighs before lunch and must wash them directly after lunch. Another thing, this one-of-a-kind product must be eaten subsequently 2 hours, 1 hours and 30 minutes before dinner and finally, these ten skin products must be applied one by one and followed by washing the face after using each of them before sleep. Okay, I can follow the direction, for the sake of beauty. *After one day* "asdfgghhlgc... This is so painful to follow all the @#*%! instructions and apply all of them!" 

Above are some of the 'painful moments' experienced by people who are pursue beauty... in terms of using products manufactured by humans. Now, think about the saying "Beauty is a pain" and consider the extent of the word 'pain'. How far and wide can the word refer to? Well, it's trivia time now!!! 

Did you know... that animals are used as test subjects for beauty products?

One thing for sure, animals don't have high IQ like humans do to know what beauty is and how to obtain one. Due to the human's idolatry for beauty, animals have become the victim for that. More and more powerful and effective beauty products have been created *as told by the advertisements* and more and more poor animal souls have been on the verge of hill. 

Some people that are having aware of this are still buying the products. Don't you know that your money is used as the funds to support more mindless and heartless researches? Take note, it's not my intention to say whether it is right or wrong.

However, there are still some people who concern about the animals and they are doing something alright.
Below are some pictures that I found while wasting my time surfing the net. What they did was truly awesome, not to mention creative in a way.

They were showing some process that animals would have gone through if they were to become the test subjects for the products. However, to make the messages to be conveyed much effectively, they did it in on a human volunteer. Of course, the process is not as real as it should be or else the volunteer would die. Yet, she made some real sacrifices while acting it out to let the passer-by open their eyes. For example, they did really shaved part of her hair, being forced to swallow some food (edible and non-dangerous food) and felt some minor pain. 

What I want to say after looking at those pictures is:

Faith in humanity is restored.

* This post has no relation to any other living or non-living objects, nor any company and manufacturer.

Credits to for the pictures.

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