People look different, deal with it.

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People look different, deal with it.

Right now I am reading a book series called the Uglies trilogy, which is about a future world in which when you turn 16, you get extreme cosmetic surgery which turns you from a repellent, repulsive (normal looking) 'ugly' into a stunning, bubbly (almost too perfect) 'pretty'. But the main character finds out that being pretty isn't as beautiful as it seems.

Whilst the book is great, it really made me think about what our society is revolved around, and what our society could become. Today my mum was reading the horror that is OK! magazine. My mum was on a page where there were a group of women with lots of different body types. She then asked me which one I liked the most. I said that I thought they were all good. She replied by saying that she thought that some of them were too skinny and something about their collarbone areas (?). No offence to my mum (cause she is lovely!) but I couldn't help but thinking: people look different, deal with it. Then again, this isn't her fault, it is the media's fault for distorting what we think beauty is.

This might be me just overreacting, but I hate how society is all revolved around how people look. It's disgusting, especially how the media affects my generation. The idea that we should all be stunning, skinny, perfect and pore less is ugly. We should stop judging people about how they look, and start seeing how they really are, inside.