Body Image

If you had the chance to change your body, would you take that chance? Most people would say yes, I know I would. Millions of people have a body image issue. They think they should follow society’s set of expectations and have a “perfect body.” There are lots of flaws when people go out of their way to be perfect. This applies to everybody meaning both men and women. People don’t realize that they don’t have to look like an Abercrombie model or a Victoria’s Secret angel. Not everybody has the same body type, hair, face, etc. The point is, people shouldn’t have to go out of their way to fit into society’s expectations when it comes to their body because everybody is different.
I think one of the main problems is the psychological problems that come along with people. Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, depression, etc., are some outcomes of what could happen when a person becomes too self-concious and concerned with how their body looks. The pressure society puts on people is very alarming especially when people have other problems of their own. A question I would like to propose is why are people forcing themselves and others to have a certain body type? In my opinion, I think people are only doing that to feel good about themselves. If anybody ever tried to make you feel bad about your body, my best advice would be to distance yourself from them. Nobody should ever put you down. It’s concerning that people would just always think that what others say is always right and let it develop into a mental issue.
Being concerned about your body image doesn’t have to particularly be a bad thing. It could be used as a motivation to be fit and healthy. But the thing is, if you’re going to get thin and fit, do it for yourself and not for anybody else. If you did it for somebody else you would lose all meaning of what you’re doing; your effort would be a waste. So let me ask you again, if you had the chance to change your body, would you?

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