A SOCIETY’S PERCEPTION OF BEAUTY
The digital age has brought incredible benefits to all aspects of people’s lives, but it has also brought unexpected problems in society, one of which is the vicious change in society’s perception of beauty.
Before computers, magazines and movies were the only media that influenced the definition of beauty. Movie icons are revered for their beauty, style and elegance on the big screen. They are role models, admired but not imitated, because they are expected to live a life that is very different from the average person. The stars are admired – from afar.
Fast-forward to today
Fast-forward to today, and in the ever-changing computer age, teenagers and adults alike are bombarded with images of once-glamorous celebrities looking very distant and different. Through Twitter, blogs, online magazines, and other easily accessible media, their lives are told on a daily basis, creating a near-intimate connection between public and star. Changing social attitudes have changed their perception of beauty and made people realize that they too can be like these stars.
Today’s “models” set the bar too high for both men and women, and numerous studies have shown that the influence of social media on women increases negative or obsessive thoughts about appearance. Media pressure also creates an environment in which chaotic thinking and behavior breeds, and images of emaciation are used to promote the secret to happiness. Unfortunately, online verification can erroneously meet acceptance requirements.
This universal sense of acceptance exists regardless of age, gender or race. A lack of relationships or socializing naturally creates a desire to find a place to be “accepted”. However, social media often promotes unrealistic relationships and can even make people feel more alone.
what social media teaches young people
Basically, what social media teaches young people to do is “pretend”. Content posted on social media is intended to support the life one wants others to see. What does it mean when the vision of yourself you create online isn’t necessarily the real you?
Society creates certain expectations of a perfect experience, and many people hold high standards of themselves. When people do not meet these standards, they can easily lose trust or feel excluded, which can lead to serious mental health problems such as anxiety or depression.
Women spend most of their lives learning to compare themselves. On every teen in America, there are “You’re Not Good Enough” signs everywhere. No matter how confident a person is, it is almost impossible to ignore society’s definition of beauty.
In magazines, movies:
In magazines, movies, and commercials, girls are taught that they can’t be beautiful unless they have long legs, nice hair, and all the right curves. Modern society requires girls to be able to walk and talk, to have good skin, and to be able to make up. They need to watch their weight and keep up with the latest fashion trends. The question is, how does a smart and attractive woman fit into today’s society, surrounded by such unrealistic messages?
infographic 2 Over the centuries, society has shaped and changed the definition of beauty. As information technology continues to evolve, the presence of media continues to fuel our obsession with perfection, leading many to turn to facelifts and plastic surgery to achieve perfect beauty. But is plastic surgery an evolution of beauty, a new form of expression and a renaissance of identity? Or does this lead to a more misleading definition of “beauty”?
In some parts of the world, like Asia, beauty is standardized. The ideal vision of “goodness and beauty” in Asian culture has been admired since ancient times. In today’s era, the beauty of women is emphasized, and external beauty is very important. South Korea, for example, has become one of the leading countries in the beauty and grooming industry and has one of the highest rates of cosmetic surgery. Her particular awareness of beauty, including baby-pale skin, soft brown hair, and large brown eyes, greatly increased the number of cosmetic procedures. In August 2015.