I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone –as it seems to me– is in danger.Andrei Tarkovsky - A Poet in the Cinema
The whole clothes and cosmetics industry would crash without a doubt. No more fashion, models, and shallow judgement… It wouldn’t even exist to crash. Negative body-image would go. In fact, body-image wouldn’t just “go”… It too, simply wouldn’t exist in the first place. However, it might be possible that body-“image” (considering that no one would be able to understand the concept of sight and “images”) might be drawn from different sources. For example, one may judge someone based on their smell, feel or sound; for it seems that humans always seem to find a way to arbitrarily classify and judge.
But wouldn’t one go insane without knowing what the world around them looked like; what the person they love looks like or what they, themselves, look like? That’s not to say that one might hope to look somewhat decent but that is clearly irrelevant; yet wouldn’t they have any sparks of curiosity?
It’s really fucked that we can just say we puked or we have a sore throat and stay home from school but we can’t say I’m too sad to go to school or I want to jump off a bridge and school isn’t the best place for me right now. Mental illnesses are just as serious as any physical illness.Parents need to realize this.
Maybe they try to reject a reality that they don’t want their child to have to deal with. And insisting that they go to school is just a way of suppressing the stress that they could loose their child… Mentally, or physically; everyone suffers a little.- Bear.