Perfection: Is There Such a Thing?

January 14, 2009 by Vikie  
Published in Women

My opinion on the size zero debate and how woman take drastic measures, such as surgery, to become “perfect”.

There is so much speculation in the media as to what the ‘perfect size’ is. But when those words are read, thought of and said out loud, woman everywhere jump to look in the nearest mirror, shop window and any other item that shows them their reflection, all in the name of picking out the ‘fat or imperfect bits’, on their bodies. Reducing themselves to following the latest celebrity fad diet or prancing around their living rooms to the newest celebrity fitness dance disk on the DVD chart.  All in the name of becoming the epitome of ‘perfection’.

 So how do we stop this insanity? How do we prevent ourselves from thinking that anything size 6 and above is ‘fat’? We quit stroking everyone else’s ego and begin to concentrate on ourselves. When you look in the mirror, stop and look at yourself, I mean really look at yourself, and pick out at least 5 things that you like about yourself. And instead of starving yourself silly, eat three meals-a-day, and not those silly little bites of food that fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss eat, but three proper meals a day.

Size 0 is clearly not ‘perfection’

This delusion that we have with being ‘perfect’ is affecting not only adults, but the younger generations of woman. School girls are now wearing make-up at age 11, and not the innocent bit of see-through mascara that I wore, but full on foundation, eye-liner and lip-gloss along with clumpy black mascara. They also decide early on, before their body has had a chance to mature, that they want a boob job, fuller lips and liposuction to look like ‘stars’ such as Katie Price (Jordan) and Jodie Marsh. The images that these woman put in our heads is not only unhealthy, it’s unrealistic. The difference between the rich and famous and us? We simply don’t have the money to hire a personal trainer, buy all the ‘vital’ diet foods and have a home gym to use every day.

At the end of the day, perfection is what you make it, whether you are a size 8 or a size 18, you are still beautiful in your own way. If you’re comfortable in your own skin, stop trying to change yourself to become someone else’s version of ‘perfect’.

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