Perfect Imperfections

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SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Devyn Wilson

Professor Ainsworth

English 1113

4 March 2014

Perfect Imperfections

In today's society, men and women across the world are highly influenced by the faces of photoshopped celebrities and models in magazines and ads across newsstands. Virtually every image that we see in various forms of advertisements are cut and cropped to live up to unrealistic expectations. When will our society realize that it's perfectly okay to have cellulite, stretch marks, a few extra pounds, and uneven breasts? When will we learn to love our imperfections?

We've all had that embarrassing zit that just won't go away or maybe those gray hairs that seem to magically appear. What are you to do in order to avoid embarrassment? Photoshop might just be your temporary fix. With a few clicks of a button, your minor imperfections have vanished. Do you have an uneven complexion? Airbrushing is the magic potion to use to attain the flawless, glowing skin that you've always dreamt of.

There is one question looming in the back of everyone's mind, though. When do photoshopping experts cross the line? I believe that when they make an average sized woman look anorexic, the line has no doubt been crossed. In magazines, images are nipped and tucked to make us [society] think that those people really are 'perfect.' Through Adobe Photoshop and other similar programs, such as iPiccy, celebrities and model's bodies are altered in unimaginable ways. If they have stretch marks along the tops of their thighs, loose skin under their arms, or even just freckles on their face, the simple and natural imperfections are long gone. When will we learn that true happiness is acquired once we learn to accept our flaws?

Seeing as we are part of the social...