On April 30, 2020 / admin / 0 Comments
Hair transplant: a social taboo
Vanity is one of the cardinal sins. This same abstract is constantly used to guilt people into perceiving any cosmetic procedure into a shameful act. The society tends to frown upon people who turn towards cosmetic treatments for their betterment. And this culture of shaming has roots deeply engrained into the human minds that are constantly brainwashed into thinking that it is wrong.
The goal of life is happiness. Whatever we do, we do so because we want to be happy as it’s aftermath. No matter how much wealth we have, social validation we get and things we achieve; the need to have more drives us forward. And it is okay because that is how human mind is supposed to function. Similarly, we defeat our dissatisfaction by constantly finding solutions to our problems. If there is something that we are not specifically fond of in our appearance then we try to change it and most times it makes us HAPPY.
That is the only purpose of hair transplantation. To add onto one’s happiness by eliminating the stress and pain of hair loss and altered appearance.
There is a peculiar characteristic of human society – shaming! Usually, this tool of “shaming” is used as an indirect means of creating a societal norm and exhibiting displeasure at what is not like by the majority in the group. If there are 100 people then there would be a million opinions. No two humans will carry the same perception about any single thing. The society crowd basically follows the herd mentality where a majority is followed. Getting any cosmetic procedure is seen as vain and unnecessary. Some may also use this information to ridicule the hair transplant recipient. Some people may also use it demeaningly to gain an upper hand.
It is important to understand that society was made for the people and not the other way around. To seek personal happiness and content is to stand up for oneself and support the choices made.
Wouldn’t you support your child or your parents even if they made a weird choice? Wouldn’t you be strong enough for them and provide them your support and confidence? Then why not do the same for yourself!
There is nothing like societal taboo or acceptance. It is your own attitude that determines how others perceive you and your choices. If you exhibit reluctance and hesitation, they will take it as a green signal to attack you.
The secret is in being confident and accepting your choices. If it makes you happy then you should go ahead and do it.
Because at the end of the day that is all everybody is fighting for: HAPPINESS.