Our society is obsessed with looks. The “ideal” or image of beauty is pushed on us constantly in the media, and it hurts us (especially women, but also men). It encourages eating disorders; low self esteem; unrealistic expectations of ourselves; and dissatisfaction with our bodies; and it encourages us to judge ourselves and others on how we look on the outside rather than who we really are, how we treat other people and what we say or do, or levels of kindness. And I think that’s really sad. Also frightening.
I think this video is a great reminder that our current society’s perception of beauty is just that–perception. And not a healthy one.