BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
When we are young, we are given this ideal concept of beauty from society. Whether we are at the grocery store, the corner store to pick something up, or even at the dentist, we see magazines sitting on tables or for sale. The headlines always read about how some celebrity has changed their appearance drastically and are looking better than ever, or even people’s tips to losing weight. Immediately, we’re influenced by that, we become used to these abnormal and hard to achieve beauty standards; criticism becomes mainstream as well. When we get dressed to go out, you don’t wear what you want, but how you want to be seen to fit in, for others to have satisfaction. We have to disguise our personality to be able to “fit in”. But at the end of the day when you look at yourself in the mirror you see the real you. The one with bags under your eyes from the lack of sleep, the one with messy hair, chapped lips and lifeless eyes. We are no longer happy with ourselves. We tend to see a lot of billboards, and the models are always “beautiful” by society's expectations. Ads on tv for stores, or even the windows of stores, have models that are so different from everyone else but we don’t realize that. It’s like we are wearing a mask society has put on us, one that isn’t peeled off enough. We don’t see beauty because we were taught that beauty is a full face of makeup, perfect teeth, and shiny hair. We see someone completely different, somebody only we have seen; we don’t feel beautiful because we are taught that we aren’t.