Essay on Society 's View Of Beauty

1563 Words Dec 10th, 2016 7 Pages
“I’m too fat.” “I’m not tall enough.” “I have too much acne.” “My hair isn’t the right color.” “I’m not pretty enough.” These, and many more, are phrases used by girls all over the world. Girls are taught by society at a young age that they must look, act, and speak a certain way. This shows how much society influences the view of beauty. Society’s view of beauty can be good because it helps girls learn how to set goals and accomplish them, but overall it has a negative effect on young girls because it lowers self-esteem, sets an unrealistic standard for girls to reach, and can cause girls to have health issues. It is important to learn how to set and accomplish goals at a young age to be able to function normally later in life. Young girls are constantly surrounded by society’s idea of beauty. Because of this, girls strive to be able to live up to that idea of perfect beauty. This causes them to set goals, such as eating healthier and exercising more. Girls then learn how to act on their goals and accomplish them. Young girls need to develop good self-esteem about themselves. The Center for Young Women’s Health wrote an article titled “Self-Esteem and Body Image” which says, “Most teens with good self-esteem...tend to have better relationships with peers and adults, find it easier to deal with mistakes or disappointments, and are more likely to stick with a task until they succeed.” Girls will be able to function and go further in life. With good self-esteem, girls are…

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