When Can You Consider Yourself Beautiful?

When Can You Consider Yourself Beautiful?

In the past two decades of my life, I’d been overwhelming myself with pity-inducing materials. Listen to my so-called friends telling me what should I do to properly get a guy.

Finally, I’m beginning to be sensible of the alarming view of society of “beauty”.

So when can we consider ourselves beautiful?

Aesthetic Beauty

When Can You Consider Yourself Beautiful?

Everyday, we are flooded by images of the supposedly “flawless” body.

In magazines, media, internet, we are hypnotized to believe that extra small size of shirt and twenty-four waists line is the definition of “perfect body”.

These air-brushed, filtered and photoshopped beauties became our role models.

The perfect image is a 36-24-36 body and take note that boobs and butt should be big yet proportioned.

We should have impeccable rebonded hair, unblemished face painted by make-up and a body covered in tight, branded clothing.

This sad truth made me pity the new generation and myself.

Why do we have to abide by society’s definition of beauty?

Every time I looked down at my short legs and my somewhat bloated stomach, my dark blemished skin, my crooked teeth, and my dry wavy hair, I began to despise myself.

Why can’t I just be like those models in TV?

Why can’t I just be beautiful?

Anxiety, Self Pity

#Beauty #Society'sBeauty
When Can You Consider Yourself Beautiful?

People are getting obsessed with makeups, weight-loss pills, glutathione, branded clothes or anything that will make them feel better and more beautiful.

This is not a healthy obsession. 

Instead of teaching the young generation about inner beauty, about appreciating beauty in everything, we are teaching them that they should meet some requirements to be considered beautiful.

That they should be “perfect” and abide the society’s standard which results to anxiety and self-pity (like I do).

Yeah, blame the advertisements, blame the technology…let’s blame ourselves, because we are part of this so called ‘society’.

Soaps, Coffee 

#Beauty #BeautyStandard #KojicSoaps
When Can You Consider Yourself Beautiful?

We try to hide our skin imperfections by using filters and make-ups.

Starving and overdosing ourselves with slimming pills.

Coloring our hair just to be trendy, not because we just want to but because we need to.

We use glutathione and Kojic soaps for our skin. We are thinking that these will change us…but no, they don’t.

We’re still the same in the inside.

Yes, I become aware and sentient, at the same time, I remembered something. I have no obligation to meet society’s standard of beauty.

I don’t have to succumb to the pressure placed upon women to be beautiful because my worth, and the respect that I deserve, should not be depended upon my beauty as others perceive it.

Woman in the mirror 

#Beauty #BeautyStandard
When Can You Consider Yourself Beautiful?

This may sound cliche and overrated, but you who’s reading this, we are all beautiful. We all have the qualities that make us unique. Don’t succumb by the society’s expectations. We are not in a magazine’s cover.

One Reply to “When Can You Consider Yourself Beautiful?”

  1. I saw a picture of Jace Sinclair. Wow! What a beautiful lady! There is no use bashing yourself about beauty. You’ve got it all. Aside from that, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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