Thursday, March 21, 2013
Beauty has been defined by the articles we see, the ads we watch and the magazines that we look at while checking out at the store that tote "Lose 10 pounds in a weekend!"
That gives a highly distorted view of reality since every single still photo we see, and probably a few movies, has been photoshopped since the inception of photoshop. It has gotten way past a "few touch-ups" to even the skinniest and just the right proportioned woman will still be touched up. The men doing these touch-ups have lost touch with reality also, the touch-ups are getting way out of line. Check out this link with many pictures or before and after pictures: www.beautyredefined.net/
Even the size 0 woman has been touched up. Many heads have been transferred to different bodies and no breasts? We'll give you the ones we think you ought to have!
So when you look at the magazines, do you still think it's something attainable? You'd be touched up too! I'd bet the women who got onto the magazine covers from "losing half their size" on here were even touched up because those magazines just don't know how to stop, it's like a bad addiction to them.
What does this do to the average person? It's not just women they do it to. Many eating disorders come of looking at those "perfect" women or those "muscular" men. A person may start to starve themselves to look that thin, or they may just not feel worthy and eat to hide the feelings. Men might start working out all the time to be "masculine".
The only reason you should ever be watching your weight carefully is for your health. Not for some magazine's perception of "beauty". Those magazines are trying to sell products and how can they do that by telling you that you are beautiful just the way you are.
If you feel the need to listen to the media, remember the one man who loves us just the way we are. Listen to Mr. Rogers because he knows that you're great. He says "You always make each day a special day. By just your being you. There's only one person exactly like you in the whole world. And that's you yourself, and I like you."
If you're not you, then who is?