Let’s face it. Our society is obsessed with being thin. There is no way you can escape it. TV, Magazines, Internet, and even on your phone the PRESSURE is there. The pressure to be thin by society is overwhelming.
It confuses me at times what exactly society wants. They say “beautiful” women should be 100 lbs, legs for days, and a face you can’t look away from. We see these types of women on the TV, in magazines, and on the Internet. What throws me for a loop is this new Carl’s Jr commercial. They have this flawless, skinny, blond woman eating this huge burger. Isn’t that an oxymoron? They want us to be skinny but eat this fatty, unhealthy burger. How does that work?
We all struggle enough every day battling with our weight. Will I look okay in this outfit? Will my jeans fit? Can I be seen in public in this bathing suit? Will she/he still love me? These are common questions we all have whether it’s every day or every so often we ask them.
It’s not easy keeping up with what society calls “beautiful” these days. If you eat you’re fat, if you don’t you’re a freak. Society has truly put a lot of pressure on females and males to keep up with what is called desirable.
This pressure from society has only seemed to make easting disorders grow and grow. I know what I am doing isn’t healthy and isn’t the way I should live my life but I am surrounded by thin people. I want to be able to eat what I want and still be a size zero, still be able to wear a bathing suit without questing it. I want to feel “normal” and not wake up every day reminding myself if I eat that I will regret it. I just want to know that people will look at me, not my weight, and think or say that I am overweight or too thin that I am so far from “beautiful”. Every single person is so different; that is what makes the world go round.
I wish I didn’t live in a world were I was compared to what society sees as “beautiful”. I wish I could just be me and wake up and be happy with the way I look. I wonder if that will ever happen.