Hey guys! Its been a while since I last blogged. The last few weeks have been hectic, since I was swamped with tests and homework. I’ve also lost my touch in stringing together words, both orally and verbally. I plan to get it back by blogging again. This time I’m going to try to start writing again, this time more about social topics rather than just politics and philosophy.
The world has become plagued with the word ‘body image’. The idea that girls must be thin, and that fat people are people who are irresponsible and couldn’t care for their body has become cancerous. This idea has spread even to the once innocent six year olds, and when six year olds go around teasing their friends about how they look, it hints that something is terribly wrong. The question that should arise is should be how did this idea spread, not which horrible child said such horrendous things. The answer to that question lies in modern entertainment.
Modern society revolves around entertainment, such as movies, dramas, and magazines. To be more specific, the main focus of our social life, sadly, revolves around celebrities. We are bombarded with celebrity gossip and who married who and who divorced with who. Pictures of popular celebrities now days, are plastered all over the city. These celebrities usually have one thing in common. They are extremely thin. With that, being thin became a social necessity rather than just a characteristic. If this was just a fad, it would only affect a certain group of people. However this is worse than just the normal fad. Modern day entertainment influences all groups and plays a large role in any first world society.
For the sake of our future, we have to bring about a change. A change in both society and entertainment. We have to teach and show the next generation that we are beautiful no matter what we look like, and enforce the principle of not judging a book by it’s cover. This is a message to those people that criticize others due to their physical appearance. Stop and be ashamed of yourself.