dis·grace n. 1. Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame. 2. The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved. 3. One that brings disfavor or discredit. tr.v. dis·graced, dis·grac·ing, dis·grac·es 1. To bring shame or dishonor on. 2. To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor.
"I'm a disgrace." It seems to me that this sentence has gotten wonderfully common throughout the last years, or even decades. No actually, it's been a used sentences since ages, as far as I can guess. People identify with that word so easily as they experience this feeling of not being good enough, bringing shame and misfortune to all those they talk to, to everything they touch. But not only that; how often have I seen people walking down the streets, or sitting in a restaurant, or chatting at a party, and then "it's such a disgrace." And undoubtedly, it was said addressing someone, a person that stood out in an uncommon way, maybe a homeless person, maybe an overly eccentric woman or maybe a spoiled child. ... I despise that. I really do. It's not the word itself, it is the way it is used. It's the perfect word for judgmental and superficial people, people that rather take a look at the surface and decide how they like someone or not, and not try to look into them, to understand them, to tolerate; it's like, as soon as this someone doesn't fit into what is "generally accepted", it's a disgrace because it is destroying the "picture perfect". If I were to use that word .. the people using that word would be the disgrace to me. But that'd make no sense because that would make me a disgrace just as well. Eventually, it's pointless, calling someone "unfitting" or "inappropriate" in such context ... I think it is just the lack of tolerance, acceptance and general understanding that has made this word so popular.
This being said (I simply had to), I'll leave the rest as it is.
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It's the perfect word for judgmental and superficial people, people that rather take a look at the surface and decide how they like someone or not, and not try to look into them, to understand them, to tolerate; it's like, as soon as this someone doesn't fit into what is "generally accepted", it's a disgrace because it is destroying the "picture perfect".
I completely agree. It's outrageous. I've found myself arguing with those "know-all" people on that matter way too many times.. I think that your photo speaks volumes. I also think that you are very brave and daring-in a good way. You are not afraid to pursue your inspiration and ideas and that's a rare thing nowadays. I am impressed by your latest photos. Mostly because of their honesty. Which is also rare to find. Keep it up, I know you'll go far.