Can beauty really be defined?
Think about this for a minute: A person (man or woman) fears being judged for a certain hairstyle they are debating on pulling off. Now, where is this fear derived from? This fear originates from what other people may think or possibly the idea that this new hair style may not fit in with the standards of society. Am I correct? If not, please feel free to add more reasons to the list.
Well, now I would like to ask you a question. Where does everyone around you get their definition of beauty from? We have the media, the media…oh and wait….the media again.
Now, do you think their opinion of how you look can truly be validated? The majority of people define someone as being beautiful or pretty based on what they see on tv. Isn’t that very much like a fictional story trying to be structured in such a way so it can fit in to the mold of a nonfictional story?
In 2015, The Choose Beautiful Campaign found that 96% of the 6,400 participants ranging from the ages of 18 to 64 would not define themselves as beautiful. 78 percent of women also stated that they don’t feel confident in their own beauty. You can read the full article here.
Dove was also amidst launching a campaign where they asked women to choose to walk through a door labeled beautiful or average and most women chose average.
You may be stopping yourself from pulling off a style or wearing an outfit because you may be afraid of what society will think. It is also very essential to consider letting go of this fear because these opinions are based on the world that does not exist in real life-the media.
You are beautiful! Sending a lot of positive vibes your way,