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#3464173 Should People With Acne Reproduce?

Posted by UnacceptedRealist on 16 December 2014 - 03:54 PM

In general, I'd say no -- people with acne shouldn't reproduce. 
However, with that said, my sentiment on this particular topic is primarily an extension of the fact that I think most people (with or without acne) should refrain from reproducing. Raising and providing for offspring is serious a responsibility, and I believe it shouldn't even be considered until both parents are emotionally and financially prepared to provide a lifestyle which is well above "middle class" status (which, naturally, eliminates a considerable portion of candidates).

#3448821 Acne Is Ugly

Posted by UnacceptedRealist on 24 August 2014 - 03:17 PM

In general, I agree -- I think it's safe to say that acne and its related issues are unattractive, and therefore those afflicted are, at least, less attractive than they'd be otherwise.  Moreover, I believe many people are too quick to label others as "shallow" for simply acknowledging (in one way or another) the fact that acne is unappealing.  It's both, in my opinion, unrealistic and unreasonable to expect people to look past obvious flaws, no matter how superficial you deem them to be.



#3282762 Struggling With Guilt...

Posted by UnacceptedRealist on 01 September 2012 - 11:32 PM

Hello everyone,

Over the past few months I have made some mindset changes that have greatly benefited my quality of life. I have been able to make progress in dealing with some of the self-consciousness and anger that have plagued my life.

However, I have found it extremely difficult to alleviate the feelings of guilt that I, seemingly, experience everyday. Everytime I look at my reflection I see severe (from my perspective atleast) scarring. Moreover, I can't help thinking that if I was more preemptive in my treatment of acne, initially I didn't take it seriously enough, I would not have scarring to the extent that I now do. This is a terrible feeling, as there is nothing I can do. Also, these feelings have hindered my ability to sleep; I find myself wishing I could go back in time and take a more serious appoach to acne from the beggining.

Therefore, first of all, I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar? Secondly, do you have any advice to dealing with this kind of guilt?

Thanks in advance!