What Is Wrong With The World - Just... Everything

Does anyone else do that thing when you Google something specific like how to make a banana smoothie, and then end up with 21 ways which pigeons would make great pets? I did exactly that today whilst looking for a good blog topic (I'm still ill, sigh), and somehow went from banana smoothies to pigeons as pets to how dinosaurs could still be alive to real-life dinosaur people to a feature on those who've had extreme body modifications. From then, I came across this article, and, well, a few things have me incredibly agitated.

If we ignore the 'vampire facials' mentioned in the article (where people pay to be stabbed in the face 300 times with a five-inch-long needle *ouch ouch ouch*), Dennis Avner AKA Cat Man, and Valeria Lukyanova (the 'living Barbie doll', post coming soon), two features really stuck out for me.

The odddest?

When I first came across this feature I just sort of skipped it, but then did a double take. She is literally having surgery to make herself stupid. Just... what? I seriously cannot comprehend, why would anyone want that?

Blondie, living by her pseudonym, said: "I've had 20 sessions and I'm already starting to feel ditzy and confused all the time. Recently I went to pick a friend up at the airport and couldn't remember if I needed to go to departures or arrivals.
She added: "I want people to see me as a plastic sex doll and being brainless is a big part of that."

This brings me back to my title, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD? I would ask what her reasoning is, but with £25,000 worth of boob jobs, plus botox and nose jobs and all that jazz, I think it's pretty self explanatory. Even so, I find it super irritating that people are physically going out and choosing to dumb themselves down - it may be their choice, but the fact that she'll be spawning* and having children or whatever, well it's a bit... worrying.

I was also super agitated by this too, because, well, you just don't DO that. Sarah, the mother, introduced Poppy to the world of cosmetic surgey at an extremely young age, so young in fact that Poppy was still waiting for her front teeth to arrive. Botox, facelifts, nose-jobs, boob jobs, all openly discussed - Sarah insisted the best gift she could give her daughter is the chance to be just like her.

Why does this irritate me so much? 

Even for developing countries with exteme parent-dictator families, I always believe that when they affect their children's lives this drastically in such a negative manner, it's inevitably going to end with sad results for the kids. Like with this case, for example, Poppy will grow up thinking that she won't be pretty without cosmetic surgery and truck-loads of make up. In her eyes she'll always be too this, too that, and it just... ugh. Annoyance is peaking.

Anyway, rant cut short before I blow a fuse, what are your opinions on this? Does this annoy anyone else as much as this annoys me?

*I always refer to people giving birth as spawning... I'm guessing that's not the right use of the word though, is it?


  1. What has the world come too?!? We live in such a sad, confused world. I thought parents were supposed to tell their children that real beauty comes from within, but it seems that parents are telling their kids,"Your too fat and ugly. You seriously need plastic surgery, honey!" It's disappointing to see so many women who are so insecure of their bodes and they feel they have to change everything about them. Sorry for rambling on about this but I just had to share my thoughts about this matter.

    Oh and I know this is off subject, but if you want I can center your header and make the slide out menu or the other things you said you might want done. :)

    1. aw i know, i know. it's so unnerving - what's going through these people's minds??

      and yep, just emailed you.

  2. wow seriously? i was shocked when i read about the mom buying the daughter an $8000 cosmetic surgery voucher?!
    so so sad.
    rainbows and dreams

  3. Sham, I feel so, so, sorry for little Poppy... :( And this dose bug me, BIG TIME! I wish that Sarah would just let Poppy look how she looks... Sham...
    Anyway I hope you get better soon! :)
    Grace xxx ♥☻

    1. aw, you're so right.
      oh, and thank you!