“If it is pretty, it must be good. If it is ugly, it must be bad.”
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.
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?
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!