Do you chase unrealistic beauty standards?

Don’t judge me, but I had recently watched the latest episode of BKChat, where they were discussing whether women who do BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) surgery are insecure and it got me thinking. I completely understand why girls get it because I also have insecurities when it comes to my looks. It is almost impossible to not be impacted by our society’s obsession with superficial beauty. However, watching the episode made me realise how bad it actually is. It is coming to the point where it is hard for us to accept the physical flaws we have. Now that surgery is becoming an increasingly affordable option, we no longer have to look within ourselves and overcomes those insecurities.

Before we go any further, we should first acknowledge that there are people who are blessed by Allah with good looks. However, that says nothing about the person’s actual worth. Our obsession with superficiality has gotten to the point that we have forgotten what true beauty actually is. As human beings, we were never meant to be physically perfect. And like the rest of us, those who are blessed with good looks will see those looks fade away as they get older. So, we have to ask ourselves this question; why are we putting so much effort and time into something that will fade away with age? I think it could be because we are in age where images dominate. Our physical features are the first thing people see on the internet and since it’s hard to truly get to know them, we naturally base our judgement on how good looking people are.

I’m not saying those who want to get surgery to correct a flaw they see on their body shouldn’t do it. Ultimately, we are in charge and responsible for our decisions and ourselves. I just think that, as human beings, we should learn to accept that we have and will always have physical flaws. And, they are not as awful as we think they are. The only beauty that should be sought after is the one that results from someone’s character, integrity and humility. Having these qualities will make whatever flaws you have completely irrelevant.

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