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Shaving is self-hatred

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#51
Re: Shaving is self-hatret

You can argue that there is a fallacy here, it depends on your point of view, but I'll ignore that.

Self-hatred is, essentially, a progressive concept. A desire to elevate our human consciousness above our animal bodies and natures. Without self-hatred no progress can be made, and even though shaving might not seem as an obvious improvement, on some level it definitely is one.
 

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#52
Re: Shaving is self-hatret

Shaving and cutting your hair is self hatred against your true/natural self.
(If you change the way, nature "supposed" to make you look like; You don't accept yourself as you are; therefor self-hatred.)

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I suppose bathing to scrape off all those dead skin cells is self-hatred as well. And being toilet-trained.

Feral children are the ideal.

Self-hatred is, essentially, a progressive concept. A desire to elevate our human consciousness above our animal bodies and natures.
If it is a "natural" desire rather than imposed one, wouldn't catering to it simply be following the natural order of things?
 
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Re: Shaving is self-hatret

But the first time I got my 4 foot beard stuck in the disposal and almost died, I shaved it because I didn't wanna die, therefore it was self-love. I win. Thread's over.
 

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#55
Re: Shaving is self-hatret

Just because the reasons for shaving are buried in a social construct that doesn't physically exist doesn't make them any less viable.
Or this could be a poor justification for not shaving (read: POOR).
 

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#56
Re: Shaving is self-hatret

If you walk down a road and see another and choose the other, how does that mean you hate the previous road?
 

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Re: Shaving is self-hatret

I like to shave the long harbor from 4 months I would like to share with other men with beards tips and thoughts with .DUS
 

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#58
Re: Shaving is self-hatret

You can argue that there is a fallacy here, it depends on your point of view, but I'll ignore that.

Self-hatred is, essentially, a progressive concept. A desire to elevate our human consciousness above our animal bodies and natures. Without self-hatred no progress can be made, and even though shaving might not seem as an obvious improvement, on some level it definitely is one.
I agree with this on a basic level. Its Nietzsche's idea - an animal at war with itself. In order to secure our place at the top of the food chain we must civilize ourselves. Which is to kill the wild animal that we were for so long (and still are). Religions, laws, morals - all that stuff and so much more - is a means to winning this war.



However, long enough hair is a liability. Even for a caveman. It offers an excellent grip (and control of the head).
 

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Fun historical fact: Korean aristocrats, the yangban, found it fashionable not to cut their hair since they believed they were gifts from your parents. By not cutting their hair they honored their parents. To cut it was deemed sacrilege because of the Confucian norms they had. During the occupation of Meiji Japan in the 1910s, the Japanese provisional governor-general forcibly severed these cultural norms by cutting off the hairs themselves. One of the many facets of cultural genocide :[
 

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Japanese did similarly with their own aristocracy after the Sanpatsudattorei. All following the western example during Meiji restoration.

Having an unkempt neckbeard may be similarly self-hatred (assuming there's any hatred involved in not caring about one's outwardly appearance)
 
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