Our world is consumed with labels that define what is considered “beautiful” and what is not. TV, magazines, movies, social media…the list goes on and on. The media holds so much power in our lives that we are unconsciously brought up to believe these horrid labels. But what everyone really needs to be reminded of is that we are all unique, and we are all beautiful.
I am no stranger to feeling unworthy in a world consumed with looks; the feeling sucks and should not occur as often as it does. I feel that if society’s extreme expectations were to be focused on more than just looks, we would see a considerable change in the way people view themselves. Today, if you do not necessarily fit into that “beautiful” category (typically tall & lean/looks the media favors & publicizes) it is common to view yourself as inferior, resulting in low-self esteem which can end up leading to self-damaging outcomes. Therefore, focusing on more than just looks would be extremely beneficial to our society.
So listen up world!! Let’s alter the meaning of beauty to one from outward appearances to one of inward. Start placing greater emphasis on health and character, which ultimately works towards a less self-absorbed, more desirable world. Make everyone feel accepted and make everyone feel beautiful.