Countless times have I preached that the society we live in today is more corrupt than ever before. Why do we stoop to such low levels as belittling others? Why are we so judgemental of every single thing someone does? Why is it that people think that you have to look like a million bucks to make a million bucks? Sure, this is true for models, but even most pictures of models are photoshopped to create the epitome of, what many would consider as, perfection. Many people today do not get the simple fact that looks do not make a person.
In reality, perfection does not exist. You see models in commercials, magazine photos, and on billboards, and you think to yourself, "This guy/girl is perfect." Let's get real: more credit should go to the person editing the pictures to make them look like that than the models in them. This is where the recent idea of everyone needing to look good comes from: advertising. You see advertisements on television and in print about people who buy a product and miraculously look amazing. In reality, very few people look like that, and in most cases, the picture is touched up. How many times have I already said this: "Don't believe everything you see in the media." Half of the time, it is fake or embellished (in this case, both). Nonetheless, there are still quite a few who admire and envy these people, when in reality, you should admire what you already have.
However, in this society, the pressure from peers and from the media makes everyone either look good or feel melancholy for not. This is the bare bones and major cause of bullying and harassing others who do not live up to the expectations of certain people. Welcome to a society where looking good that day is more important than the weather, the news, and the job you are working at. There is a false assumption that looks are the only thing that matter, but in reality, those people are just ignoramuses.
As a guy, the top three things I find attractive in a girl is a sense of humor, a kind heart, and a generous nature. I won't date just anyone with a pleasing body, although I know there are many guys that do. I believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and sadly, most people's eyes for beauty have been corrupted by the advertising I have mentioned above. Hypothetically, if I ever asked you out, it would be because of your heart, not what the media says is beautiful. A kind heart is beautiful, like a flower. A girl plastered in makeup is just what it is: a girl plastered in makeup.
In the end, our society, being judgemental in nature, believes that beauty should emulate what the media has deemed as beautiful. Anyone who does not fit that build, ends up feeling depressed that they cannot look like that. There are still people who believe in true beauty and what it means to be beautiful, but the number is withering away. Society is conforming to becoming copycats, rather than being themselves. There are guys who hit the gym every day trying to look like Tom Brady, and girls who quit eating to look like Gisele Bundchen. That is what society has led us to: us wanting to be just like them. Don't ever think that you aren't good enough because someone will always find you beautiful in the end.
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