Can you believe that we have never ever truly seen our faces…What if the mirror we are using every day is lying to us?
Every morning we stand in front of the mirror for minutes evaluating ourselves. Picking out every blemish, staring at the person reflected back at us.
The idea, that blemishes should not be on the skin, is a fabricated concept that society constructed to produce a standard image of beauty. Although all skin types have faults and are “damaged” in various ways through acne or wrinkles, there is no one perfect look that is possible for everyone to obtain.
When considering the idea of living in a world with no mirrors or reflections, it causes society to face the real value we should be instilling in people.
Maybe the world would be better off if no one could ever know what he or she looked like!
“People would put more importance in feelings of love and many problems we have in our society would disappear, such as depression, anorexia and the list goes on.”
individuals become overwhelmed with trying to fit the image the media claims is the perfect standard of beauty, which causes the rest of the world to hold it as true. Realistically, very few ones in the world actually fit this description of beauty without altering their bodies in some way to achieve it.
This has created a high demand for diet pills, weight loss programs, fashion, skin care, makeup, beauty salons and many more marketable areas.
Oh believe me, women are not the only ones who are targeted by this unobtainable perfect body image. Men also hold themselves to exceedingly high standards when they pick up a fitness magazine and see the body type women drool over.
It becomes implemented within their minds that if they want to find love and seek attention from the opposite sex, they must be tall, dark, and handsome (and the additional eight pack it’s always a plus).
“Both sexes work hard to make themselves appear in ways that come off as attractive to the opposite sex.”
If reflections and mirrors were never born into this earth, the market for anything beauty related would cease to exist. The focus of our society would shift to a more fundamental, personality driven motive.
Without mirrors or reflections, people would have a chance to feel more comfortable about what they look like because they wouldn’t have to worry about fixing things about themselves until they’re perfect. And I think this would be a huge positive for our society
If reflections did not exist at all in this world, things such as eating disorders and beauty products would die out, because no one would know what they look like or care to fix any imperfections they may have.
A concept like this would ultimately force people to see beyond the surface level. Appearances would not mark the basis for the first impression.
People may even try to date someone “out of their league” as they would not know if they were even in their league to begin with (on a purely physical level).
Our society’s narrow view of beauty has tweaked our minds into believing if we do not meet the unattainable criteria, then we are the problem.
What tends to interfere is the minds’ perception or the lens in which we then interpret this image.
This lens has been blurred by critical comments or bullying or low self-esteem to the point where we feel like the mirror is the enemy.
The real problem is that there is one very narrow definition of beauty in our culture that has somehow become the gold standard for what people compare this mirror image to.
A world without mirrors would extinguish the impossible beauty standards people hold themselves to, and instead, they would focus on who people are on the inside. Isn’t that what we all seek after all?
I think that in a world without mirrors, people would feel better about themselves as there wouldn’t be the ability to make a comparison to such an impossible physical ideal and perhaps more inwardly traits would be valued more.
So, do you still want to check yourself in the mirror?
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