Am I ugly?? Do I need cosmetic surgeries?
This is an important question may every one asked himself or herself. Am I really ugly? Do I need cosmetic surgeries? I say everybody is beautiful. If you don’t agree with me you are in the wrong way. If you think you are ugly you just don’t find someone who loves you, who will say you are the most beautiful person in the world in close future. Ten thousand people every month Google, “Am I ugly?. Faye is 13 and she lives in Denver. And like any teenager, she just wants to be liked and to fit in. It’s Sunday night. She’s getting ready for the week ahead at school. And she’s slightly dreading it, and she’s a bit confused because, despite her mom telling her all the time that she’s beautiful, every day at school, someone tells her that she’s ugly. Because of the difference between what her mom tells her and what her friends at school or her peers at school are telling her, she doesn’t know who to believe. So, she takes a video of herself. She posts it to YouTube and she asks people to please leave a comment: “Am I pretty or am I ugly?” Well, so far, Faye has received over 13,000 comments. This is an average, healthy-looking teenage girl receiving this feedback at one of the most emotionally vulnerable times in her life. Thousands of people are posting videos like this, mostly teenage girls, reaching out in this way. But, what’s the problem with all of this? Well, surely we want our kids to grow up as healthy, well-balanced individuals. But in an image-obsessed culture, we are training our kids to spend more time and mental effort on their appearance at the expense of all of the other aspects of their identities. So, things like their relationships, the development of their physical abilities, and their studies and so on begin to suffer. Six out of 10 girls are now choosing not to do something because they don’t think they look good enough. These are fundamental activities to their development as humans and as contributors to society and to the workforce. Thirty-one percent, nearly one in three teenagers, are withdrawing from classroom debate. They’re failing to engage in classroom debate because they don’t want to draw attention to the way that they look.