Beauty: Perfect & Desirable???

Is beauty mean perfect and desirable. ...?? Hmmm.....The simple fact that you are alive, and able to think, doesn't enough meh???

Well, the fashion, beauty and Ad media industries are constantly presenting appealing ads to every man, woman and child hoping to giving us our opinion of what beauty is. And the truly sad thing is most people accept this lofty standard, putting an incredible amount of pressure on people to be "perfect" and "desirable" 24x7.

Remember this commercial? ~ A very pretty woman smiles at a man, obviously interested in him, and he smiles back only to realize she has a flake of dandruff on her shoulder! He walks away totally turned off now.
 Why? Because she didn't meet the advertiser's (and yours, if you buy it) standards for beauty. Does this seem reasonable to you? Or does it seem like a snobbish, self-centered and "holier-than-thou" attitude for a person to have?

Consider this ... If you accept big business's standards of beauty created to sell their products, then you are isolating yourself from most of the population of the world. If you try to live up to a profit generated opinion of what is beautiful, then you have set yourself up to fail. For proof of this, just check out the tragic lives and failed relationships of the world's most beautiful, admired entertainers and models.

The characterization of a person as “beautiful”, whether on an individual basis or by community consensus, is often based on some combination of Inner Beauty, which includes psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, grace, politeness, charisma, integrity, congruence and elegance, and Outer Beauty, (i.e. physical attractiveness) which includes physical factors, such as health, youthfulness, facial symmetry, averageness, and complexion.  There is evidence that a preference for beautiful faces emerges early in child development, and that the standards of attractiveness are similar across different genders and cultures

I'm sure everybody  experienced some conditioning to modify our beliefs, attitudes, or behavior because of this kind of peer pressure. We all want to fit in and be accepted, so we may change our beliefs to conform to the majority despite that it may be uncomfortable. Even when it's uncomfortable in a physical way! Females can understand this ... extremely tight clothes, high heels, bras, makeup and the incredible pressure to always be "beautiful".

Realy?? What a concept! The truth is, Nobody on this planet has ever been, nor ever will attain big business's standard of what is beautiful, and trying to live up to someone else's standards of beauty causes far more problems for generations to come than it is worth. The simple fact that you are alive, and able to think makes you a beautiful and interesting person, not what you wear. And all of the things that make someone beautiful are the things that come from within a person. Big business and the ad agencies cannot create and sell love, kindness, understanding or attractive personalities. Only you can, and it doesn't cost you a dime.

It comes down to this .. Enhance, decorate and discover what makes us beautiful as a person from within and then your  beauty will shine in the eyes of all beholders.


the dream catcher said...

ah, well... We can't deny that first impression is the most important thing. When you see someone new what's the first thing that attract you? For me, their look and how they dressing up. Few minutes later then I realized this person is not all that. It will takes time to get to know whether the person has inner beauty or otherwise. However, in this instant world...unfortunately first impression take over.
But we are not like that, right? Hehehehe ^__^

Dea said...

~But we are not like that, right? Hehehehe ^__^ ~

No we r not! I nvr just ppl from their appearence. Actly I rarely care to someone till they talk to me. Very ignorance hah?
I rmbr this advertisment... "kesan pertama begitu mengoda, selanjutnya....?????

Lutfi said...

smile here