Yellow Glitter
Yellow Glitter
Sep 8, 2019
#3: Managing superficiality in Asian and gay cultures
Play • 40 min
Superficial: The narrow focus on surface-level attributes, like appearance, status, wealth, and career over things that are more internal like morals, values, and ethics.   This episode, we cover:
  • 3 golden rules of Asian households
  • Superficiality in Asian culture and potential causes
  • Generational trauma
  • Racism, colorism, and body-shaming in Asian and gay advertisements
  • Plastic surgery in Korea
  • Purikura machines in Japan
  • Augmented reality apps in China
  • Gay-dating apps
  • Dangers of circuit parties (gay "raves")
  • Performance enhancers
  • And a whole lot more
  How to combat superficial culture
  1. Understand it: ask yourself what are you ultimately looking for?
  2. Reframe it: you are in control of how you perceive yourself
  3. Change your environment: read books, watch videos, listen to podcasts to expand your thinking
  4. Call it out: call out authority figures when permitted
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