Societal Idiocy

by Emily

Society has come to have twisted and skewed views on so many many things. Beauty has become emaciated and gaunt, while our actual weight as a nation is steadily increasing. Fewer and fewer people fit the standard on beauty, and our standards are only becoming more and more stringent. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we are spoon-fed from infancy what to look for. Obesity is not healthy, but neither are our views on what is and can be beautiful.

When a toilet set upon a pedestal is considered art, but a woman five or ten or maybe even 20 lbs overweight can’t look in the mirror and see beauty in what she sees, there is something wrong.

As cliche as it might be, look for the beauty within. A pretty face is just that; a pretty face. It cannot tuck a child in, or feed someone who hasn’t eaten in days, or end a war, or love with all its heart.