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Beauty Essay

  • Submitted by: daviduyn
  • on December 9, 2008
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 585 words

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In reality, what is true beauty? It is often said that everyone is beautiful in their own way. “Our beauties are made up of a combination of materials and sensitivity that we consider essential in order for us to survive.”(Hicok1) Although, being beautiful is what many simply desire to obtain no matter what. Most people make every effort to improve how they look as well as for their social appearance. However, a person’s beauty will depend on their control of their bodies, their character, and the understanding of true beauty.
Lacking control of the body reminds me of a certain scene in the movie “Body Snatchers” If someone is not in control of their body, he or she will not be able to accept themselves for who they really are. Such a person will most likely seek to change their appearance and are not comfortable being in there own skin. The media is to be blamed for a person’s desire to be someone else because they manipulate people into believing that there’s a certain standard for what size, weight they should be and what they should wear.
It is very important to understand that not all people are the same. We as gods children are all packaged differently, imagined if we had all looked the same....it’ll be difficult tell people apart, aside from that it’ll just be dull and boring, seeing the same faces over and over.(differences are awesome!). But still people want to look like a celebrity or someone they idolized. Although they can control themselves by telling themselves that they are okay who they are to accept it. For instance, take a person who wants to be Jessica Alba. It is so expensive to look like her and to maintain to be like her and yet many average people still pursue that route. Therefore, they are choosing to be something they are not and working towards something that is futile in the end. I can use myself as an example because I don’t consider myself the so called beautiful type but at often times I want to look good, but then I say to myself,...

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