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3 Millenniums of Women’s Beauty Standards in a 3-Min Video

in Beauty May 15, 2016

Through the decades, beauty has jumped from one social norm to the other, one year one beauty train would be characterized as beautiful and the next it would be something completely different. But, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder!

What is beautiful to you? What makes you consider another human being to be ugly? Our youth is growing up in an extremely sexualized world, which is full of vanity. It truly is a shame that our children will grow up striving to be to achieve a particular look and ridiculed if they do not achieve it.

“If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think about how many industries would go out of business,” – Unknown

Every culture has had their own idea of beauty since the beginning of time. But, over the past 100 years beauty has been defined primarily by the use of women in popular magazines and newspapers. Changes in beauty are shown in images of idolized women, who shape what it means to be beautiful. From the face to the waist, to other emphasized parts of the female body. What is beautiful one day will not be beautiful the next.

In the video, a cast of models shows what beauty was like through various historical periods. But the truth is we need to learn to look within for beauty, observe the heart more than you observe the physical characteristics of the female/human body. Remember beauty is only skin deep. Sometimes you will miss out on a good thing, or hurt a good person simply because they do not meet your standards of beauty. But, everyone is beautiful in their own way!

“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.” Sam Levenson.