Video Creator’s Channel Russell Brand
I Used A Lot Of Kind Of
self-edged not self-education educating myself through the work of other people. So the the first book I read when I came into this was the Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf and it’s this kind of iconic like manifesto from the nineties about advertising about beauty ideals and eating disorders and just like laying it all out and I started finding more and more books like that. There are books like that on health health at every size by Linda Bacon and losing it by Laura Fraser, which is about the diet industry and I kept finding all these kind of outside sources of this information that made me see that it wasn’t an individual thing that there’s actual fact. There’s actual There’s actual empirical evidence here that this is being done to us, so I keep myself quite immersed in that now. I have I have Instagram a lot of people make fun of this time.
I Like It.
I have Instagram as a bit of a safe space. So my entire feed is filled with people who aren’t dieting with people who are celebrating diversity and talking about self–acceptance and self-care and mental health awareness. So I know that I always have a place to go back to even if I go through my day being kind of bombarded with all these messages that I’m wrong and my body is wrong and I should change it. I can actually go on my phone and find a whole line of things that say the opposite so that for me has been a good tool for all its negatives.
It Has A Lot Of Positives For
me so you can and anyone can curate your social media profile. Soda. It’s positive and affirmative thing rather than yeah and I think it’s it’s. It seems like such a simple thing that people don’t take it seriously and but what we are seeing every day is having a huge effect on how we are seeing ourselves. It’s becoming the lens of through which we see ourselves and can I be a bore and mention a study.
I Cant Imagine How You Would Ever
be a bore please. Thanks so one of the most kind of and well-known studies about imagery and how it affects us was done in the 90s by woman called an Becca and it was she she went to Fiji in 1995 and there had been no UK. The the girls in Fiji had not seen beauty ideals They had not. What they didn’t have UK and then they introduced it and they brought in shows from the UK and the UK and New Zealand and within I think it was three years. 74 percent of these girls said that they felt like they were too fat and before that the beauty ideal in Fiji had been strong robust.
They Encouraged Feasting.
They loved a thick gal and then all of a sudden. 74 percent of girls thought they were too fat and 15% were bulimic in three years. So I think that I mentioned that because it’s such a perfect snapshot, we can’t do it again because like nearly everyone’s got to you know it’s such a perfect snapshot of how what we are seeing is affecting how we are seeing ourselves so Instagram absolutely you should be curating your feed you should be on a regular basis going through. and thinking is this making me feel about myself If the answer is yes why is it there? Yeah We’ve got some ability to cultivate and eliminate things that are negative.
But I Suppose Its Easy To Abit Relies
negative messages to the self isn’t it to yourself. You know culturally that feels like that’s what’s normal and what it you know. Second I figure might say like Hollywood films and people be beautiful you feel like oh no you know that’s cool because I like things to be glamorous, but we sort of unaware of how deeply we’ve been programmed when it comes to what we regard as beautiful what we regard as acceptable and the secondary effects of ubiquitous ideals being broadcast to us that we feel that we can’t live up to it’s very interesting that it makes sense to me like and I think obviously it. Goes like it’s excellent that you are so well versed in the particular area of a body image and body positivity, but I think about it in terms of identity like this is what a man is like that’s because was my journey differs from yours on in many ways like you know there where I’ve found that the facets for self-punishment or I’m not good enough at these this is why I should be like as a man. These are things I should be fulfilling you know but like is I suppose it’s good to have aspiration, but aspiration and ideals to head towards.
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But I Suppose What Has Happened Is We
have limited those ideals. We have commodified those ideals and we are selling people ideals that determine the people feel miserable and worthless in theirs their point of participation with their culture. Yeah and I think. There’s um? There’s something there’s there’s really something in there about having a sense of purpose and you know there are there are some people who have also written whole books about how this obsession with our bodies and in particular thinness is kind of replacing religion. A little bit and there has lots of kind of religious connotations.
In It You Know Weve Weve
sinned we have idols We repent you know we are chaste that there’s there’s a lot of this There’s a lot of that in in diet culture and I think even fasting and earlier you said there was a sort of a euphoria after the the fasting and a sort of a sense of connection because like one of my under-lying beliefs I’m sorry if you’ve not entirely finished. Your point is that all of the problems in all or the problems in societies. Because we’ve lost our connection deep truth that ideas of oneness of innate beauty of the our function is communal and collective to love one another that these ideas are so sort of lost and swamped in individualistic consumerist materialistic ideas that we got no connection to them. So we have to fortify and falsify these ideas wherever we can or anything that emulate some mimics and mirror ism we cling to because it somehow resonates with us on a level that we’ve can’t even quite remember because our culture hasn’t acknowledged those principles for so long.
I used a lot of kind of self-edged not self-education educating myself through the work of other people. I kept finding all these kind of outside sources of this information that made me see that it wasn’t an individual thing that there’s actual fact that this is being done to us, so I keep myself quite immersed in that now. I have I have Instagram as a bit of a safe space.& So my entire feed is filled with people who aren’t dieting with people celebrating diversity and talking about self–acceptance and self-care and mental health awareness.& Soda.& It seems like such a simple thing that people don’t take it seriously, but what we are seeing every day is having a huge effect on how we’re seeing ourselves.& I can’t imagine how you would ever be a bore please. I think it’s a positive and affirmative thing rather than yeah and I think that it’s it’s. It’s positive and affirming thing than yeah…. Click here to read more and watch the full video