The digital age has managed to lower our self-esteem. Social media has made us unconsciously internalize unimaginable beauty standards from comparing oneself to downright starving.
Negative emotions about one ends up donating the notion that ‘others being better than you’. This has psychologically impacted people, especially teens. Constant need to appeal people has been built inside and people’s behavior is changing, they are loathing their own existence.
This constant need to appeal people is making them vulnerable to suicide. These toxic standards are nothing but social constructions, invented by humans themselves.
Put it simply, beauty is entirely conceptual meaning it needs to have an opposing force to exist like good cannot exist without evil, ugly cannot exist without beauty. In its own essence, pretty doesn’t even hold a meaning.
In the 21st century, the meaning of beauty has changed. The definition of beauty is physical attractiveness, however, in historical context, beauty had a different meaning. In ancient Greece, uni-brow was regarded desirable. In Japan, young girls would shave their eyebrows and draw them near the hairline. In France, double chin and curly hair were associated with health and in Italy, women with high forehead were considered beautiful. The same features we try to remove now were the most sought a few decades ago.
Beauty is ever-changing and ultimately subjective. When you look at yourself in the mirror next time remind yourself that there is nothing such as beautiful or ugly.