Who sets the rules of Beauty?
Do beauty products really make you beautiful? Or is it just a psychological game played with the minds of women? How do we believe them? Advertisements and commercial of beauty products just makes girls feel so inferior about them. It makes them depressed about their looks and they don’t feel good about themselves anymore. They try everything possible to change the way they look. They try fitting in the best clothes, the best make-up and the best treatments for their skin and hair. But why should all this be done? What is the result of doing all this constantly and forever? Even after all this, people find flaws in these girls and consider them not beautiful considering the fact that they go through so much to look good. Then all the work and efforts done goes in drain and this makes the girl feel sadder and then she feels helpless about herself and now she doesn’t know what more to do with her appearance.
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” ― Confucius
Where did this perception come from that if a girl has shiny hair, fair skin delicate and is thin considered beautiful? Of course, it’s from people who have narrow minds over the creation of God. Earlier, information was just spread through magazines, newspapers and radio. But, with the advancement of technology to such a great extent, a lot of good things have happened in this world by making people bolder and smarter generation by generation. But there is a saying that not all good things are good always, sometimes they slowly turn into an abysmal thing and they develop things that are not much favored or required. The wide range of media from newspapers, through magazines, through internet and social websites, though radio, through television and much more has lead to negative views on the crucial matter of beauty of a person.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marilyn Monroe “All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.” ― Marilyn Monroe
Who made these obligations that stronger longer hair are more beautiful and fair skin is better than having darker skin? It is just media who is to be blamed for creating such thoughts in people’s minds by the things they show in their advertisements.
Can people not realize the truth and why do they believe such lies? A cream can’t make someone’s skin fair and a shampoo can’t make hair as strong as a rope, suddenly hair can’t become silkier and straight with the application of a shampoo or a conditioner. Girls should not be clouded with their thoughts and should end falling in these false traps.
How can a person make comments on a girl when she is fat or thin? From where did we learn that being thin is good? We don’t have an answer to that. Yes, we don’t have an answer because it is just an age long myth which is now spread more through various means of mass media and it’s creating a lot of issues and problems in the lives of many teenagers to be particular because they face many hurdles in their way such as being bullied for all the reasons that are not important as inner beauty is more important than outer, but many people fail to understand this important fact. Everyone’s definition of a beautiful woman or handsome man is different. Everyone has different taste. There might be one girl who you find beautiful and perfect in every way but your friends may not see it at all and vice versa for a boy as well. Different people have different likes, dislikes, and tastes. Hair becomes smooth long and easy to comb maybe this is possible but not necessary only straight hair is all that is considered beautiful, other types are also good enough. Calling someone not good looking can ruin a person’s life, in the sense he or she may not want to do anything good anymore which will make their moral down, they will not be confident about themselves anymore and this will lead them in a bad state in everything they plan to do.
“There’s a point in everybody’s life when they look in the mirror and see what could be better. But one of my best friends told me to get up every morning and say, ‘I am beautiful.’ Every single morning. God made you who you are so embrace it.” ― Selena Gomez
How can we begin to ignore and learn to break these fabricated rules of beauty? Beauty is very subjective. It does not have a standard definition or type. It is always that one thing may be considered beautiful to one person while it may be the same case with another person but there are also situations when that same thing is not considered beautiful by some other person. Everyone has a different perspective of different things. This struggle to fall in the traps of these advertisements should be controlled and slowly be ended as all that glitter might not be gold. The true you and the natural you is what you should remain always. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.It means that if you see something it means something different to you then it would to me like. A person looking at something could have different taste than others, or see something different; each person decides what they find beautiful.
I just want to convey the ideology that everyone is beautiful and nothing can decide beauty as there is no definition for beauty as beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.