Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The images of beauty sold to us by the media have been so contorted and recolored, that they result in creatures inhuman. Images of beauty which are humanly impossible to achieve.
Yet, we are willing to do anything and everything, to sacrifice our well being in order to meet society’s standards for beauty.
What about your standards?
I wonder what your perception of beauty would be if hollywood wasn’t telling you that your self-worth was reliant upon your appearance or what the number read on the scale.
Maybe you would recognize your beauty lies in your individuality; in the little things that make you unique. Because although mannequins live in a world of perfection, every mannequin is the same.
They have the same body, eyes, proportions, lips. There is nothing special about them.
Our differences are what make us interesting and set us apart as individuals.
Our flaws are what make us beautiful.
We are human, and thus imperfect.
We cannot stop the media from selling its false promises of beauty and distorted images.
We can however, refuse to buy into them. We can choose what and whom we surround ourselves with.
Make the choice to accept your body for what is - Unique and one of a kind.
And always worthy of love.
Posted by Elaine at 9:39 PM