What should a body look like? That question has been answered in different ways other the years. Arms should be sculpted and brawny to do hard labor. Stomachs round out to show wealth or cave in to exhibit self-control. Pasty skin was ideal, but tan skin is now luxurious. Wigs, light hair, fake teeth, white molars, rosy cheeks, clear skin – we are always changing our thoughts about what the human body should look like ideally.
However, we are all built differently. How can you tell a Korean person to look like a French one? Why is a short girl less beautiful than a woman with long legs? Is that man with bulging muscles really better built than the guy with a normal frame? Why can’t we value the differences in our appearances instead of trying to live up to an ever changing ideal?
This video depicts how important it is to see all humans and their bodies as beautiful. It touched me deeply. How would you feel if you came to realize that you are not too fat, thin, tall, short, dark, light, or disfigured? You are simply you. That not only includes your personality and values but also your looks.
We should not judge people based on how they look. However, we can see the beauty in each person’s appearance. None of us are perfect, but no one is truly ugly either.