The term ‘beauty’ is so deluded and consumed by societies abstract definition that we begin to think to be beautiful we must fit a certain stereotype. This is mainly due to how glamorised image is portrayed on social networks. I often see so many people on Instagram and Facebook commenting “you are perfect, I wish I could look like you” under pictures of celebrities. We need to stop letting what we see on social media define beauty to us. So what if you’ll never look like Kim Kardashian? Kim Kardashian doesn’t even look like Kim Kardashian! Airbrushing, photoshop and filters have done wonders to make those pictures look amazing, but beauty goes beyond that.
When you are seeing those images you are not seeing the imperfections that lie behind that glamorised photo. We as humans strive to be perfect without realising perfection does not exist in this world. How can one human being be perfect? We all have faults, flaws and insecurities. I think it is important as human beings we embrace our flaws and imperfections which would lead to us feeling content with ourselves. Embrace your perfect imperfections and be content with who you are and what you have because by someone else’s standards we may have far more than we ourselves acknowledge. Beauty is not about how you look. Beauty is about your kindness, your spirit, and your passion. It is the acceptance of our flaws and imperfection we have as human beings.
The reason why I chose to blog about this before blogging about anything else is because it is important for me to encourage both women and men to be content with who they are and what they have and not get sucked into the superficial world of social media. If you are not content and accepting of your flaws, how can you expect someone else to be? If you are not content with who you are and what you look like, no amount of makeup and clothes will ever make you feel happy, beautiful or confident. Always remember “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”- Margaret Wolfe Hungerford.