In today’s modern society, emphasis is put on outwards appearances. We must have the biggest house, the newest car, the better paying job, the most followers, the best job title, etc. We’re always looking for more or to be better than the next. In the media, if you have it all, you’re golden. On paper, you’ve got it all. Your life is beautiful.

This media propaganda is not just reflected by status, it is reflected in image as well. Specifically, body image. People are told that they have to look a certain way to be beautiful. When your features don’t look like what the media portrays as beautiful, you start doubting yourself and base your worth on those self-devaluations. You become displeased with yourself and embark on the eternel quest for absolute perfection. To strive to achieve those perfect features and the only way to achieve them is by doing one cosmetic surgery after the other.

This is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the word aesthetic.

Post inspired by today’s Daily Prompt: Aesthetic

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