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Member Since 18 Jul 2012
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In Topic: Some Positivity Is Needed Around Here

26 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

Well, although I have nothing against positivity, I think it's important not to generalize the effects of acne.  For many, there's no hope for a day when they're "finally clear," as they've already been left with scarring (which can be quite severe).

So, while I agree that most people will be different post-acne, I don't think the positive-to-negative change ratio is always in their favor.

In Topic: Lol @ People Who Think "confidence" Gets You A Girlfriend

03 May 2014 - 11:47 AM

Complaining and blaming doesn't get you a girlfriend either. I am also sick of it. That's why I am building a new civilization. In the new civilization people will learn that acne is a skin issue, not contagious cancer.


I doubt your new civilization would be any different.  The issue isn't that people think acne is a "contagious cancer"; it's that acne is a skin issue -- in other words, it's an objectively unappealing trait.  For this reason, I don't think most people need to "learn" anything; they're already correct: people with acne are, to some extent, aesthetically unappealing.

In Topic: Beginning To Think Acne Is A Mental Disease?

16 March 2013 - 09:27 PM

Well, due to its diverse nature, it’s practically impossible to come to a definitive and widely applicable conclusion about anything acne-related. Hence the cause of acne should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


With that said, however, I don’t believe acne is, in and of itself, a mental illness-- or a pure psychosomatic disease. More than likely, confounding variables are responsible for most seemingly direct correlations. Also, with regards to the above poster, it seems rather nonsensical to suggest that either the placebo effect or perceptional variations are indicative of acne being a psychosomatic disease. I mean, sure, someone's disposition can have an impact on their acne, but that does not serve as valid evidence of acne, itself, being either a mental illness or a psychosomatic disease.

In Topic: Lets Say I Have The Money...

20 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

lets say i have the money and idea to cure acne, how and where do i find scientists that can study and develop the cure?

As far as overseeing your own research, I am not really sure.

However, if you feel you have excess funds and want to aid acne research, your best bet would, probably, be to donate to a foundation dedicated to such.

In Topic: I Was Thinking Last Week

06 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

I know what you mean, it is truly a horrible experience. Also, I have now come to understand that even once the acne becomes less of an issue, the scarring can be just as tough.

It has taken my life in more ways than one.