The Kardashianization of our society could derail the self confidence of a whole generation of girls. It’s THAT serious. We have spent so much time recently talking about broad backsides and exaggerated assets and oiled-up photo shoots. We have prized false beauty over true beauty and it needs to stop.
False beauty is born out of photoshop and magazine covers and rises to stardom out of reality TV, web clicks, and stage moms. It seems shiny and glossy and indeed it is popular. But even the shiniest car eventually rusts away. False beauty is no different.
True beauty is born in the smallest of details… a confident voice… a hopeful demeanor… a willingness to make the world a better place. True beauty can be brains. True beauty can be brawn. True beauty doesn’t make headlines on magazine covers or centerfolds. But it should. True beauty glows bright and never fades.
The worry for me is teaching my girls the difference between the two. In a world where we are seeing a steady bombardment of one and not nearly enough of the other. It’s time for a reality check. My kids heard talk about the Kardashian photos on the radio the other day and asked “Who’s she?” “No one” I said… and I meant it.
Too idealistic? Maybe so. It’s a pretty perfect idea in my mind and didn’t need any photoshopping either.
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