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Do You Really Need to Suffer to Be Beautiful?

Do You Really Need to Suffer to Be Beautiful?


As the French say, il faut souffrir pour etre belle — one must suffer to be beautiful. Do you agree?

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sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Suffering is relative, isn't it. Beauty is work and sometimes pain.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
errrm, no. i think most of the painful activities can make you marginally prettier, but never more beautiful. moreover, the most beautiful people i know have never plucked, waxed or otherwise suffered in order to look how they do
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Well put, stephley.
stephley stephley 7 years
Women suffer to be fashionable, but it's not necessary to suffer to be beautiful.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
In my opinion, no.
Marian55 Marian55 7 years
I hate to tell you ladies....it only gets worse as you get older. Hairs grow from weird places that you must get rid of. Feet become ugly and calloused from all of those years of high heels. Teeth get stained and thin and break just from living. I'm telling you, getting older is not for sissies!
dancinlaughin01 dancinlaughin01 7 years
let me think, waxing, plucking, exercise, dental work and the worst of all, plastic surgery can hurt! that aside, we don't need all these things to be beautiful, but we live in a society that tells us otherwise.
misskimberly misskimberly 7 years
I have to tweeze my eyebrows daily - it doesnt hurt, but its a huge pain.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
"need" no, but a lot of what is considered culturally beautiful (in any culture) causes suffering to many women.
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