People don’t look at your personality first. They judge you automatically by your looks and then try to get to know your personality. But the second they don’t like your looks, they don’t try to get to know you. That’s how reality is nowadays.
Inequality among humans is a product of the development of society. This inequality is judged by the standards that are set by the modern civilization. Being yourself is not enough for the world these days. Instead of becoming innovators, people tend to become followers—followers of society’s damned definition of perfection.
We live in a society where perfection is idealized. People are blinded from the truth by all the Photoshopped and edited images. People tend to look up to celebrities with “perfect” figures instead of looking up to those modern heroes who actually get something relevant done.
Beauty has lost its meaning. Beauty is about someone’s uniqueness—a sort of vulnerability to life. It is not about height, weight, or who has the most flawless face. Outward beauty exists because of an internal presence of something that cannot remain hidden, whether it is passion, strength, or health. Those traits mean so much more than who can hide themselves with make-up.
Nowadays, teenagers are suffering from different diseases like anorexia and bulimia in exchange for looking “good” and making the cut for society’s standards. They think that they need higher grades, lower weight, flatter stomachs, fatter wallets, tanner skins, whiter teeth, prettier faces, shorter skirts, hotter bodies, cooler reputations, smaller waists, and many more just to be deemed more acceptable in the social order. But is it really worth it to adhere to their standards? Do we really have to prove ourselves to them? Can’t we just settle for what we have and what we are?
We blame society for all of the things that has gone bad in this world. We blame society for bullying, homophobia, racism, obesity, debt; and often times we hear the words, “Society sucks.” But when will anyone realize that we are society. Each and every one of us makes up the whole of this civilization. Instead of whining about how society has ruined your life, do something about. If you don’t like being fat, do something about it. If you don’t like getting pushed around by bullies every day, do something about it. If you don’t like being underestimated for being Asian, do something about it. Don’t just sit at a corner and cry. Remember that you are society. Be strong. Believe in yourself—believe that you are as important as anyone who has a 22-inch waistline.
- Posted:1 year ago