Uncertainties put to test
Heather L. Nicholson
Why does insecurity run rampant these days?
Maybe people feel unattractive because they know they'll never look like
the model on the cover
of that fashion magazine.
Then again, perhaps people aren't comfortable
with themselves for whatever personal reason — weight, balding, age, money
inadequacy, just to name a few.
Now there is a way for all vain insecurities
to be put to rest. Everyday folks can post their best picture online and
have complete strangers vote
them as hot or not at www.hotornot.com.
The site consists of nothing but photograph
after photograph of people desperately seeking approval about their looks
through other people's
opinions. Usually a few phrases come to
mind in this situation, such as "I don't care what others think." But let's
We do care what other people think about
us, and we do care if we are attractive or not. We care so much about these
things that we will do
things like spend hours at a gym and scrutinize
every piece of food that goes in our mouths.
Yet after all is said and done, we hope
to find someone who loves us for who we are inside.
The Web site, however, does work. Once
your picture is posted, it only takes a matter of minutes for others to
start rating you on a scale of one to
10. There will be no more wondering about
whether your best friend is just saying you look cute to make you feel
better or whether your mother
says you're beautiful because she has
The importance of being yourself cannot
be stressed enough, but to find truth in the most vain quest of all, visit
www.hotornot.com. Some, if not
all, of your questions will be answered.