Monday, 3 January 2011
We live in a world fixed on materialism, appearance and of course beauty. We watch movies were the leading role who is supposed to represent the "local girl" or the "ordinary boy" who in the end gets everything, is a superstar who has got plenty of plastic surgeries and probably tons of skin treatments etc. It's not odd that we feel subconscious about our appearance. People in the media tels us to lose weight, use make-up, wear the right clothes, eat the right products and basically be perfect. But we aren't. We are humans. We are designed to screw up and move on. We are not some machines and as proven by previous dictatorships: We cannot be forced to live a certain way. Still, they get to us. Still we look at ourself in the mirror pointing out every single mistake. Thinking: I am too fat or I am too skinny. My nose is ugly or I hate the shape of my face. There is hundreds of things to pick on and we point them out at etch other without thinking as well. Our community and way of living is becoming so shallow. We try too hard to focus on the outer things and completely forget the inner, important things. We start being judgmental and if a person is not up to the standard on the outside then suddenly that person isn't worth talking to anymore. I'm not saying that everyone think and act like that, but sadly more and more people start being like that. What is happening to us? The Bible says that God loves us no matter how we look and that he loves us just the way we are. Why isn't that good enough for religious people? Isn't it ungrateful to criticize God's creation? Of course we should take care of ourselves and maintain our looks but it has gone way too far. People end up suicidal and develop diseases like bulimia and anorexia. All because of the society and sometimes because of bullying. I wonder when we are going to understand. I wonder when someone in the cosmetic industry will put their foot down and say that they have to change their way of selling products and change their commercial campaigns. Yes, we could sit around and wait for them to take the first step, but why don't just go ahead and do it ourselves? Why don't we just realize that nobody can tell us how to be or not to be. Nobody can tell us that be are ugly or not good enough. Nobody can say that being overweight is not pretty. It is after all the person inside that matters. If you don't believe in what I have just written then I'm sorry to tell you that you have been bitten by the shallow bacteria because all I say is true. And you know it! I myself strive to stand up to the standards. It doesn't help that only one or two people decide that enough is enough and that they won't let nobody tell them who they are. It's up to our society together. We must together take the first step which I believe a lot of people are trying to take over the world. We must take the first step and make people put the human soul in focus. That we must realize that we are not robots that can be programmed into function a certain way. We are humans and we were created differently and we should embrace it instead of trying to hide it.