We must come to peace with ourselves. Every imperfection creates uniqueness. Every fault empowers change, motivates improvement.
We must start with the understanding that peace belongs not to the pretty or the popular, but to each and every member of society. Peace must be sought, above all, because it is the condition of every member of the human family to live a life of dignity. Every life needs beauty, every life IS beauty. True Beauty must be made real and tangible in the daily existence of every individual. It is up to you whether or not you see it.
Beauty is madness, its chaotic. We must stop prioritizing perfection and superficiality. We must start highlighting the grace we already possess. The current media ideal of thinness is achieved by less than 5% of the female population. The models you see in magazines envy their own pictures, they wish they could look like the figure in the photograph yet they are, on average 5'7" and only 117lbs. Their looks are unrealistic, its not compatible with life.
Understand that that 8 million people in the US suffer from an eating disorder. 90% are women and girls. These people shed tears when they get on the scale. Yet. they have a perfectly normal BMI
If you haven't already noticed, males are also effected. Approximately 800 000 men/ boys have a problems with their bodies. I can see why... Most of us girls talk about their bodies behind their back and to their face. They also have the pressure of comparison to other guys. If your handsome you have a HUGE advantage over other guys, because, well, girls can be super superficial. And I'm talking all girls all the time, but many boys are using unproven supplements or steroids.
Its not just teenagers that are being effected anymore. 80% of children are afraid of being fat. A vast percentile of 10 year old girls said they want to be thinner. 80% of them have already dieted. When I was 10, I sneaking candy with my best friends and pigging out while playing spy...
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