Today’s generation is totally influenced by media. Sadly, these media try to put ideal images of beauty in our heads. The worst part is that the ones that are the most influenced by these surreal ideas are young teenagers with low self-esteem and confidence problems. Therefore, I think that our perception of what beauty is influenced by what the media wants us to believe beauty is.
Now listen. I know that the quote “beauty lies in the eye of the beholder” is an overused quote but just hear me out. Ugliness doesn’t really exist when it comes to appearance. If you think of yourself as ugly, then you’re just in the wrong environment. We have been conditioned to find and see beauty through a very narrow point of view, thus making the vast majority of the population “mediocre” or “ugly”. It is totally unfair. Beauty should not be based on appearance. People are beautiful because of their personalities and behavior as well. Beauty is wide and really, there’s no specification.