In today's world image is everything, people's brains are wired to aspire to anything that is perceived as perfection. How did society come from a classical time of manners to a society where teens are drinking and getting pregnant at sixteen? Many ideas contributed to the drastic change, but self-image was a contributing factor. Childhood is where children start to absorb and create habits similar to what they are exposed to everyday. Everyday we reflect our self-image out to the world, only to feel judged by certain parts of society. “ As the individual projects out his self-image, the world responds to it, usually affirming it.”-deepexistence.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2012. Without knowing it we radiate our true feelings to the world through facial expression and body language. “It is a snapshot of how we think and feel about ourselves as people.”-deepexistence.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2012. Self-image is both a mental and physical impression. If an individual has a traumatic experience in their life, everyone needs a way of expressing their pain or suffering. People think recover is learned through time and experiences, but many psychologist claim, “self-image is never permanently fixed.”-my.cleavlandclinic.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2012. People forgive, but that does not wipe away the hurt that the action or word caused. When people are hurt they have to fake and change from day to day, with no intention to stop. The only real healthy “fake” is the chance to live up to a higher standard. After faking for awhile people can adjust their mindset to be this new person, and maybe this will help them create a healthy mindset of, reaching out to be confident and assertive with ambitions. Today's media makes it hard to distinguish between perception and reality. Thinking before you speak is both proper, and it may end up saving someone from a world of hurt.