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Ideal

Main Entry: 1ide·al
Pronunciation: I-'dE(-&)l, 'I-"
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English ydeall, from Late Latin idealis, from Latin idea
Date: 15th century
1 : existing as an archetypal idea
2 a : existing as a mental image or in fancy or imagination only; broadly : lacking practicality b : relating to or constituting mental images, ideas , or conceptions
3 a : of, relating to, or embodying an ideal b : conforming exactly to an ideal, law, or standard : PERFECT -- compare REAL 2b(3)
4 : of or relating to philosophical idealism


So I was thinking, all the time I fight against what I feel are society's ideals for beauty. But I have my own ideals about what is beautiful, and they are pretty specific. I mean, that is what the word determines, right? So am I fighting to change the ideals? Or am I fighting to destroy them completely, so that there is no ideal? And only real? Is destroying ideals even a good thing to do? Or wait, maybe it's that I just want people to be aware that the ideal is the ideal, and that real people aren't like that, so fucking stop getting boob jobs and be happy with how you are... ok, alright, maybe I'm just too stringent about my feelings to leave it go at that. Fuck the ideal! Bring on the real!
Tags: beauty, feminist
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