Sadly, societies have narrowed down the appreciation of beauty to only visual sense, but we forget that the inside of a person can also determine their real beauty. We tend to judge others' quickly and harshly merely based on their appearance. For example, a guy with black skin, thick beard, and big muscles are considered violent and fiery. Another man is seen as cute and trustworthy because he has white skin and a baby face. Those judgments are unfair because we do not get to know their real inner side.
There are people who believe that inner beauty is more important. Sadly, societies nowadays have narrowed down the appreciation of beauty to only visual sense, but we forget that the inside of a person can also determine their true beauty. We tend to judge others’ quickly and harshly merely based on their appearance. For example, a guy with black skin, thick beard, and big muscles is considered violent and fiery. Another guy is seen as cute and trustworthy because he has white skin and a baby face.
ROAD TO SUCCESS Role models are people who others imitate, emulate or look up to for guidance. A good role model inspires greatness in others. In the book “Raisin in a Sun”, Lena Younger is a role model because she was a strong, proud and independent mother to her family. She was always there to guide everyone in her family to do and stand up for what is right. Like Lena Younger, Oprah Winfrey was a role model.
Oprah Winfrey: An inspirational role model Many people find someone in his/her life to look up to, a role model. There are many different kinds of role models; they can be singers, public speakers, a parent, or even a friend. Role models also are not determined by certain criteria. A role model can be a role model just because they are a leader or have a great talent. Oprah Winfrey is considered a role model to many individuals because of her tough childhood, wonderful charity work, her schools, and the true relationships with her fans.
“Creators who do not care for their creatures, or cannot due to some personal flaw, must face the unavoidable failure of their creations and the subsequent consequences, no matter how monstrous”(Rosenburger). Frankenstein’s creation is turned monstrous due to his evil and unappealing physical features. Although, he has a good heart and good morals on the inside. While, Dorian is turned monstrous for the opposite reason. Dorian is turned monstrous due to his narcissistic thoughts about his beauty, which eventually leads to his inner self becoming ugly and immoral.
On the other hand, his soul is immoral, but has a twist of innocence in the portrait. Dorian Gray is totally self-conscious about his beauty. So he lives by a philosophy of life. There is society it is all conventions from fidelity in marriage to charity toward the poor. To be hypocritical cover for people's selfish motives is his weigh.
Now, the desire to look as good as a famous actor or pop idol sometimes deprives the American society of uncovering true beauty. In fact, young and old people suffer from diseases like the body dysmorphic disorder because they begin to believe that they don’t look good enough. This indicates that the idea of beauty in todays society has a negative affect on the population and manipulates the people’s self-esteem. Elizabeth Landau, a CNN reporter, in her article "Body dysmorphic patients see details, not whole face" (2010), explains people are obsessed with one or more bodily features usually in the face, have the body dysmorphic disorder. She uses statistics to prove 1 to 2 percent of the population has this disorder.
Overall the way people actually feel about themselves is the true meaning of beauty no matter what others think. In the media and everyday life we notice some people get special treatment by the way they look undermining how we see ourselves. This plays with the mind showing us all of the imperfection we have because we don’t fall under the perfect shape category. “We’re not even close to objective when it comes to judging our own looks” (Flora-442). According to Flora, we are the ones that judge ourselves more harshly than other.
We spend an unnecessary amount of time trying to perfect our physical appearance: we are filled with disgust towards our imperfections and chose to conceal them through unnatural techniques. Why are we ashamed of our flaws—something that is natural? The animosity we feel towards ourselves is caused by the way the media choses to glamorize the “perfect” individual. The “perfect” individual is shown as the true form of beauty; however, it does not accurately portray the true citizen of society. The establishment of these unrealistic beauty standards have caused campaigns like the Lane Bryant “#This Body” to shine a light upon the women of color and different physiques.
Cosmetic surgery should be banned not only in our state but in all states. Cosmetic surgery can be psychologically damaging so why should surgeries continue to be done. The dangers involved are not worth it. Cosmetic surgery is very expensive. The availability of cosmetic surgery pressures women making them think they must look beautiful.