I was fifteen when I had my braces done while I was pursuing my diploma, Now at 23 when I look back, it was when I was trying too hard to fit in. With due respect, I find uneven teeth unique, like not everyone on this planet can have perfect 32 aligned linearly. My mother, thought the idea of braces was too cliche, but I had made up my mind as a teenager, now when I think now what led to the conclusion today, to the idea of having my teeth mended with a steel wire for more than a year will make me feel happier about my smile, make me more confident. I give a great deal of credit to beauty companies for their advertising campaign. To me, Colgate’s perfect smile did the job which looks a lot like perfect white teeth and a great happy smile.
The idea of appearance and beauty can vary from individual perception and, most importantly, how people closer to you feel about it, rather than how you feel about yourself. For example, Olay targeted the audience, the age group from the late 30’s making them believe that with the foundation and compact powder, anti-aging cream should be a nightly routine as well. Now aging is a natural process, science is still working on the concept of reverse aging. Meanwhile, plastic surgery and Botox seem to gain popular preference in the west.
Now, from anti-aging creams to surgery, we’ve come a long way to see how beauty is viewed. When Snapchat first appeared in 2011, it was just a fun app to take pictures of you and send them to your friends. The image should disappear after a few seconds. However, in addition to other updates, Snapchat filters are widely used by Generation Z. Exposure to adverse effects of filters on body image and mental health problems, blurring a thin line between virtual and physical appearance.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
This filter soothes dark circles, reduces blemishes, expresses the size of your nose and lips, making you believe that the virtual version of yourself is better than the actual version. When you compare being a more beautiful self, you can see the potential of being a prettier and perfect version of yourself. It can make you feel temporarily confident about your skin on a virtual platform, but when you look at your naked face, it triggers the negative impression of self-image. Snapchat filters create unrealistic expectations and lower self-esteem.
We live in a world with filtered photos and silicone implants, it can appear all fantasy at the surface. It affects not only mental health, but also the compulsive setting to keep the virtual image online; individuals prey to multiple cosmetic surgeries leading to long-term health complications.
The conceptual idea of feminine beauty is subjective to change. It has been comprehensive over time. We must celebrate our perfections and fall in love with these wrinkles, gray hair, spots, and wide tooth gap; which causes us to emerge as one of the exceptional idiosyncratic individuals. Cosmetics and smartphones will evolve with sophistry, it’s inevitable. But the person looking at you in the mirror has more power over any marketing campaigns that sell the beauty standards for life.
Covid-19 pandemic has introduced the new concept of work from home in the past year. Many corporates have opted for work from home and are thinking to implement it permanently. The companies are offering their employees’ compensation salary including electricity bills, internet services and many more. I feel this concept of modernisation of work fromContinue reading “Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Workplace and Digital Transformation”
How difficult it is for a woman to pursue her career in our Indian culture? Ambitious women are often stepping hurdle to male ego in our society. Thou in the era of 21-century Indian women are overcoming every limitation drawn by society and our culture, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. I feel this constantContinue reading “Modern Prejudice Against The Name Of Feminism”
INTRODUCTION The term automation was coined in the automobile industry in the year 1946 to describe the increased use of automatic devices and controls in mechanized production lines. The origin of the word was done by D.S. Harder, an engineering manager at the Ford Motor Company at the time. The term is used widely inContinue reading “The changing future beholds- Past, Present, and Future of the Automation Industry”
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Too the times in our life, when we feel withdrawn away from the people around us. To the nights when we are wounded like an injured animal, finding our ways back to the base. Sometimes, you may feel anguish for the outcomes in your life based on your past choices. You’d wish that you hadContinue reading “Clutter in the head and Hamburger in the hand”
Someone once said: “youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief.” When you look at the sky, you see the endless blue ocean. You try to figure out where it would end, and your rational mind would say “silly, blue is infinite!” That’s what our human life is like; stagesContinue reading “Adulthood”