The main purpose of this article is to show that there is a positive correlation between the practice of expressing gratitude and visualization of best possible selves and positive emotions. The maj...
The idea of “self improvement” gets so exaggerated, it causes women to believe that they always have to do more, or go a step further to be beautiful. Thus, women are ruin their own self esteem and body image. The unattainable image of women that society allows to be true is causing women to go to these unhealthy degrees. For example the famous Barbie doll, with her “tiny waist and big bosom” (Cloud 79). Girls are basically told from the beginning that in order to be “successful like Barbie” you need to have a small waist, a big chest, skinny legs, and little, perfect “heel-fitted feet.” Images like this allow for women to participate in harmful acts, such as plastic surgery, anorexia, and bulimia, in order to become what they “should be.” Women are so concerned with having that perfect figure, they are no longer able to see themselves for who they truly are, which in some cases isn 't as bad as they make it to be.
We look at magazines that show us airbrushed models and TV shows that consist of actors that spend hours in hair and makeup. Daily we see ad campaigns for stores that feature women whose looks are unattainable. Do we put ourselves through the torture because we think outer ... ... middle of paper ... ...utside, but equally important to love yourself on the inside. There will always be different levels and standards of beauty and not everyone will agree on who is beautiful and who is not. For some people, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Girls now feel that they are not beautiful enough because they do not meet those standards such as height, weight, body, skin color, and many more characteristics. There are so many repercussions in participating in Beauty Pageants because girls are being judged in how they look that it makes them be more conscious of what society thinks of them. Beauty Pageants cause cognitive and emotional problems in the long run. Little girls are now more concerned about developing their external looks than their internal selves. For a lot of girls what matters the most is how they look on the outside because that is what society is judging (Agadoni).
Likely, T. E. Jessop explains that “[t]he study of beautiful objects has become the study of their origination in a mind and of their effect on a mind.” (159) Beauty is something of personal taste and is something that has results in some sort of “effect” (i.e. : feeling of pleasure) on the mind. But is this definition the reality of what beauty really is today? Those who have studied history and the role beauty, specifically feminine beauty, in society, have come to the conclusion that beauty in theory does not encompass only the simple definition as stated above. However, beauty plays a large part in the status of a person in society, even more so with women.
According to Oxford Dictionary, “Beauty is a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.” Most people these days would take that definition and apply it to a person’s outward appearance. Given the definition of the word
Andryanna Sheppard Moffatt BIOL 330: Human Sexuality 9 April 2014 Rewarding for Beauty There is no surprise that people who are considered to be generally and overall more attractive, pretty, beautiful or just plain hot get better treatment or opportunities than those who are less attractive, pretty, handsome, hot, etc. in comparison. Although there is the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” humans tend to subconsciously reward these people for their amazing facial features. Not only does the human brain want to physically reward these attractive people but it also wants to reward itself for simply looking at the attractive person. When one sees someone that is, in one’s mind, extremely attractive, they want to continue to look at the attractive person, face, body, etc.
Some consensus qualities are bright colors, a flowing feel, and a feeling of calmness. Based on those generalizations, then the idea of something beautiful being sublime is impossible. But is it? In my opinion, beauty and sublimity can coexist within an individual’s perception
I think that beauty is all in what a person sees in another person. What might make one person pretty another individual finds that attractive. Beauty is everywhere and inside everyone. It’s not hard to find. All you need to do is walk outside, take a look around you.
Women have a lot to live up to these days with all the pictures and models out in the world making it harder for women to try and get men to think of them as beautiful. In the media beauty is a fantasy that other women wish they could have. The Dove Campaign, beauty, Media portrays beauty as an unattainable wish, Women in Media (2008) describes how all models in media are enhanced physically with make-up and technologically with computers. Dove asks many women what they think beauty is to depict images of what children think real beauty is. The purpose was to verify to mothers, aunts, and sisters that in the eyes of siblings and children they are beautiful.