Are we “Fixing” the Right Things?

Today, more than ever before, people all over the world are obsessed with enhancing their appearance. For years, we all have accentuated our looks with makeup and other temporary cosmetic applications, but more recently people have been searching for a more permanent solution.

There’s only so much that temporary fixes can hide/change on your body. Wrinkles? They’ll still be visible no matter how much foundation you apply. Push up bra? You will drop a few cup sizes after taking it off.

You don’t need to learn how to love and embrace yourself when you can fix these “flaws” permanently.

According to Psychology Today, Americans have spent more money on plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures than at any other time in our history.

How interesting is it to know that people are so obsessed with having the perfect look that they will spend thousands of dollars and voluntarily have their bodies morphed.

People are so critical of themselves and hold such strong values on their appearance. It was one thing to wake up in the morning and make yourself look clean and presentable for the day, but now we want to look flawless 24/7.

It is sad. How are we suppose to look distinguishable from each other, if all we want to do is look like the most perfect person there could be in the universe? Maybe we should take more time to appreciate ourselves and our appearance beyond what we may believe to be perfect.

Bergland, Christopher. “What Do the Latest Plastic Surgery Statistics Say About Us?” Psychology Today. Sussex Publishers, 12 Apr. 2017. Web. 17 Apr. 2017.

 

 

 

 

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