I sat and pondered this outfit as she climbed into the van because it put me in an aggravated state. As human beings, we adorn ourselves in fabrics, makeup, and scents to appear attractive to those around us. Even if we have a mate or a potential partner, we still like to feel beautiful in order to boost our self-esteem. I understand that not everyone has the ability to know what looks on them and therefore, end up dying alone. Listen, I don’t make rules, alright? But Hanna, and a solid portion of the demographic at SLC are going out of their way to appear horrendous. What is attractive about picking random articles of clothing from the thrift store, placing them on your body, and walking around as if you were like any other sane person? You can’t stare at any of these people and go, “Oh, man, they are so fucking hot right now. Look at those clogs; they really make her thighs pop.” Maybe I am being too surface level about all of this and maybe, in some sense, I am perpetuating the American attitude of beauty being what you appear as. As an educated person, I believe I have a solid understanding of what makes a person attractive. I am not asking for everyone to walk around like promiscuous sex dolls, but not having any sense of style is just as bad as dressing like, “Hey, fuck me.” Both are offensive. One panders to our primal habits and the other panders to a crowd of people who have no conception of reality.
As a member of the human race, I ask that all of you who are guilty of dressing like thrift store models to stop it. Have some common sense. You can still look attractive by color coordinating, wearing clothes that fit you and, you know, growing the fuck up. We all do dumb things. At one point in my life, I was shooting fireworks at friends, but I don’t do that anymore because I am an adult and use pragmatics. The same attitude should be applied to your closet, or dresser, or wherever else you keep your trove of ugly, pathetic clothing. One day you will see that I’m right, and one day you’ll be so ashamed of yourself, that you won’t even want to look in the mirror.
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