By saying that EVERYONE is beautiful the meaning and concept of this message has been rendered pointless and worthless. An opinion of beauty that holds value can only be said to a select few, not everyone.
You are entitled to write a 'nice, positive', yet not completely positive message to everyone you wish, but I also am entitled to write a 'sourly over-analysing' message to something I consider to be despicable and abhorrent.
I neither believe in nor care for Christmas. It's a Christian celebration.
"Despicable and abhorrent", oh my cripes Do simple, kindly-meant words on a page really enrage you so? You don't need to wear rose-tinted glasses, but you'd probably feel better about things without such dark ones on!
I'm not Christian either and don't see it as a religious celebration - this time of year has been celebrated for many millennia as simply a season to spend with family and friends, sharing in general happiness and goodwill. If you don't partake in that, fine - but don't bring others down with you, it's a bit self-centred
And this mental state also pisses me off. I don't understand how many people whine about negative emotions and dark point of views when they're just as necessary as the positive sides of life. But to directly address your statement: it's despicable and abhorrent because you tell people lies ( you cannot find everyone beautiful. It's not possible,nor will it ever happen), but you also encourage them when they shouldn't be encouraged. Making people think they're physically attractive when they're not is stupid and will kick them in the ass and making them think 'they're beautiful on the inside' will lead to arrogance and will cause them to forget that they do have flaws. Also, it's a message that has no real value, because you're giving it to everyone who reads it. Saying 'you're beautiful' should be reserved to a select few, those you truly consider to be beautiful and etc. That's when such a message has value. However, when you say it to everyone the value goes down to 0. When everyone is beautiful there's nothing special about being beautiful. Ergo, they're all the same. That's what I find despicable and abhorrent about this. Actually, you should be somewhat happy that I reject this message because it increases the value somewhat. Aren't I a very polite and generous soul?
Yet Christmas is a Christian celebration that remembers the birth of Jesus. To use it as a means to celebrate with your family and bring happiness and all that, while noble, is rather insulting towards the Christians... Humans are self-centred. What's your point?
Congrats, you have officially baffled me more than anyone else has ever managed to do on this website with your totally disproportionate reaction to something so innocently minor ahaha
There's a mildly reasonable (but moot) point hidden somewhere in that garbled angst - obviously I acknowledge that saying "everyone's beautiful" can perhaps devalue it. If it means nothing to some people, that's fine; I'm not aiming to reach out to everybody. But you seriously need to get a grip on yourself if this is the way you react to simple acts of positivity, my goodness. Of course putting a pessimistic downer on everything isn't "necessary" or remotely productive! If this is just Scrabble tiles on a page to you, flippin' act like it instead of getting so worked up.
I don't think you know much about the history of the generic winter festival, and what it meant to people before it gained Christian connotations. I've never met a Christian "insulted" by the way I spend Christmas, pahaha - the notion of celebrating Jesus' birth is relatively recent, and he wasn't even born anywhere near this time of year, which most acknowledge.
By the way, you're not achieving anything here so I suggest you go piss on someone else's bonfire
Somehow that feels as an accomplishment or compliment. Let me guess: you've never met someone who is so negative about life or something to that effect? Also, for as far as I know people can message others about what they think of their art. I did that, yet somehow I'm being lectured by you? How interesting...
You don't really get my point, do you? It's because of the fact that people consider this to be positive that I find this abhorrent and the like. In the end you can do whatever the hell you want and put whatever you want on Devart, but people like me will point out that this message has no value, that it's a lie and all that other good shit. I know that this was done because you consider it to be honorable and noble and an act of positivity, but at least look at every side of it. There's just as much negativity in a message like this as there is positivity. If you wish to consider my act as pessimistic, by all means do so. I prefer to look at it from a neutral point of view, even if my actions are somewhat negative. But then again it seems to have effect, as we're having this somewhat interesting conversation. Would my message have sunk in if I had said it in a neutral way? Very unlikely. I don't care about the Scrabble tiles and that's not at all what it's to me. As you should understand by now it's the message that I find disturbing, not the fact that you use a few Scrabble tiles.
I know that, but then you should not celebrate Christmas but the pagan festival called Yule, where you get to slaughter animals, or humans if you prefer, get to sing Yule songs in front of houses and all that other good stuff. Christmas itself, while Jesus was born in the summer, is a holiday established by the church and was made to honor Jesus' birth. Also, I suggest you go to America and talk to a few fundemantal Christians. I'm pretty sure they object and I can understand where they're coming from... In the end it's their holiday and it was created with a specific purpose in mind, one many people ignore.
That's what you think, though I do believe you should already somewhat know what I mean with this.
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