Because I'm so out of touch with the internet (yeah right!
) my mother today showed me a Dove Video called "Evolution". I don't think she showed it to me as a result of any insecurities (I'm not fat at all, but I wouldn't mind my belly to be a little flatter if you know what I mean
lol ) but mainly because she found it interesting after we were talking and I told her about how I met many girls who happened to be very careful with their weight (I am careful, mind you)... and looking at magazines hoping they looked like that cover girl.
I'm aware most if not all of model photos are photoshoped, but you know, for a woman, it's sometimes hard to believe the model on the cover doesn't look half as "perfect". Often they end up not even looking like themselves. Those little pooches below the eyes... most everyone has them, even your favorite stars! But why oh WHY aren't they appearant on those covers? Why do their bodies look so damned perfect with "Achieve the perfect body in 20 days!" It's ridiculous, and I admit it got to me even though I KNOW I it's all photoshoped nowadays. And me telling some of these people that it's all photoshop seems to prick their bubbles a little bit. I don't mean to be mean, but I sometimes felt like I'm brought down as a result - I feel sluggish. ugly, even fat even though I'm 135 lbs in a 5"3 body! Sure I used to be smaller but I grew older too. I'm not fat, but I feel it sometimes as a result. But this commercial helped me feel a little better somehow. Nobody has perfect skin, sorry to say so. Everyone has blemishes and the "perfect" hourglass figure does not exist.
I invite you all to give this video a good look: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJ…
And also, this little vid that came with it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP31r7…
The girl's already gorgeous but... not enough apparently, would you believe?
And then they wonder why a lot of women's self esteem is low, why there's so many eating disorders (I met a girl who refused to eat for 2 weeks to lose weight fast, thinking it was the only way), and why so many feel they can never be good enough.
Luckily I'm not to that point, but like everyone, I have my own insecurities.
Also, although these show only women being photoshoped, know that men go through the very same thing. Sometimes the repercussions are even worst for them.