Bitter #Beauty Standards

“If it is pretty, it must be good. If it is ugly, it must be bad.”
That, sadly, is something we are taught ever since we are kids. It’s in our very upbringings and social environments that condition us to favour and dismiss purely on what we PERCEIVE and not on their individual realities.

We tend to believe that the fair skin is better, being fat isn’t the best thing, flawless skin is more desirable, being tall is great.

Appealing traits these are… but we fail to realize that not all of us have all of these. And that it’s PERFECTLY ALRIGHT to be not fair, or have freckles or be short or chubby. And there is no need to feel bad about it. We failed and the commercial industry noticed. They decided to use this insecurity of ours to their advantage.

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If you’ve heard of “Make Up”, ” Lighting” and “Photoshop”, these are extensively used to project to you a completely impossible standard of beauty you could compare yourself to. And since you obviously aren’t anything like it, you’d be pushed to buy their products or services in hopes you’d get a bit more closer to that.

Then again, that is the very foundation of Marketing and Advertising. They make you realize you lack something and they have what you need. While a foolproof strategy, they don’t realize how badly they are affecting our minds and lives and our sense of worth. We tend to spend money on things that we don’t really need that might even be harming us under the pretext of doing us good.

We have become an increasingly insecure consumerist society. But who is to be blamed?

We are at a point where something needs to change. We need to learn that outer beauty is not everything, and there is so much more to people and things than how they appear. Outer beauty is not only overrated, but it also overshadows whatever lies underneath. You never know you’d something even more beautiful or something really ugly once you see the insides.
Senses can deceive you. And that’s one truth even the Fairy Tales don’t refrain from telling you. Gives us something to think about!

Yours truthfully….

People are stupid!

That’s a fact that we can’t ignore. And many of them are greedy, vicious, destructive and believe in violence (not just physical). Many more are air-headed and they will believe practically anything they are told (Heard of “herd mentality”?). Give them one signal and all of them will come on the streets (or Twitter) to shout and whine… WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING THE WHOLE THING: “Really, who has time to verify facts? There is noise to make!”

And now among all of this mass confusion of the people, by the people, for the people… there’s a handful who get stuck and are given no chance to disagree. In the era of deception, with nearly everyone (disgustingly) lowering their standards to make more and more money, somebody needs to wake up and talk it out and that’s why we are in this conversation. The truth may be uncomfortable and there’s a possibility we not always want to agree, but it’s still better than living in “perfect world” delusion where “I am always right”. So that’s exactly what this blog is about – reality check on what we know and what we feel.

Welcome to The Bitter Fruit!

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