||[Jul. 25th, 2005|10:11 pm]
I would like to start conversation by asking a question:|
what kind of lifestyles do you find beautiful?
for me: just about every single kind of culture (mexican, african, french, japaneese, etc.), drag queens, fat beauties, skiny beauties, relgious ceremonies and art, city lifestyles, country lifestyles, poor, rich, aged people, and so forth.
well hello there.
I was hoping someone else would comment and I could just jump in on the conversation, but I can see that this doesn't seem to be the case. However, I think that this is a quite a captivating idea, as I too am immensely interested in different lifestyles and cultures. So here is my attempt to be lj-social :/
I suppose I just have to agree with what you said. I think that just about every kind of culture and lifestyle is beautiful in its own way. Ancient Egyptians, the legendary Greek gods and goddesses of Mount Olympe, giesha, aboriginals, transexuals, convicts, etc. I think you know what I mean, considering your own list. So instead of what do we find beautiful, shouldn't we be describing why we find all of these different things beautiful? Personally I think that different beliefs and religions and culture are beautiful because they are so impacting on human life, on how we look at and portray ourselves. I'm interested in the psychological reasoning behind the murderer's actions, in the bravery that homosexuals and transexuals (etc) have to find just to be able to be themselves, because society doesn't like what's "different." Even society in itself--brainwashing politicians and religions are fascinating, because it makes me wonder what the people who allow themselves to be manipulated are thinking. Do they believe that they are wrong in just being themselves? how can they live that way? And yet--in what ways has society and religion brainwashed me? Do I believe that I think any differently because of my upbringing? What are my reasons behind my own actions and beliefs?
...and so on. I think I've talked myself into enough circles for now, though. So much for lj-social, hm?
thank you for your comment. there are many things that you have listed here that could go into a great deal of long conversations.
to add to the questions, i wonder if most of these lifestyles are forced on us or given to us by what we're born into or if they are things that we can decide to join or not join? i would have to say that to that question i feel like each lifestyle would have to be evaluated.
anyway, to answer one of your questions "why we find these things beautiful" i would have to say that ambieance, tradition, and asthetic pleasure would have to be my main reasons for finding beauty in these many lifestyles.
anyway, feel free to post each of these questions as posts and maybe they'll get better responces.
starting a community is slow at first.
feel free to help get the ball rolling (as you already have).