What is the first image that springs to mind when you hear the term *beauty*? Being thin or having a flawless complexion? Being tall? And fair? Having perfect teeth or a beautiful smile? The previously mentioned are the standards of beauty for many people around there. But is that what being beautiful means?
Unfortunately, the Indian mindset is still dominated by stereotypes. People have been socialized to believe in society’s unattainable standards of beauty. The opinions of others often determine a person’s self-worth.
Beauty at Imperfections
People have shut their eyes to see the real beauty that is around them. It should be pretty clear that being dark-skinned should not cause somebody to feel inferior, and being fair does not make someone more attractive. Every skin tone and color is appealing in its way. And yes, we have no right to pass any kind of judgment on them!
Do you’ll remember that during our childhood there was this particular whitish shade that was specified to be called skin color and not anything else?
Being thin or size 0 should never be regarded as the golden standard for attractiveness. Everybody is unique, with their unique balance. It’s more vital to be strong and healthy than it is to be slim.
In reality, there is no such thing as a perfect figure. Perfection itself is a flawed concept. True beauty emerges from within. It’s high time to start thinking about body positivity. Social conventions should never influence one’s identity. Self-esteem should never be based on one’s physical looks. It’s not just about how you look. Character, morals, and skills are all qualities that we should strive to acquire or develop.
Therefore, open your eyes and take a closer look at the real beauty that exists all around you rather than searching for people who strive to satisfy society’s so-called “beauty standards.”
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