Editorial: society’s standards are dumb


Mona Casas and Lauren Gray

When you think of the topic “social standards” you think of celebrities and models. When you really should be picturing yourself. You shouldn’t aspire to be anyone else but yourself. Focus on bettering yourself and setting your own goals instead of wanting to completely change yourself and live up to other people’s standards.

“You’re perfect the way you are”, ”you were made beautiful”, and “be your own kind of pretty”are the type of quotes we hear. It’s kind of hard to listen to quotes like that when there are people saying stuff like, “she is too tall”, he looks too big,  her thighs are too small, she’s fat, “she looks anorexic”,and ,”ew her forehead is gigantic “

Now a-days brand name clothing also has a big impact on what people think about you. In reality a shirt from hollister and one from walmart accomplish the same thing. A gucci belt and a target belt do the same thing. The only difference is the label, the price, and how ‘cool’ other people think it is.

If you worry about how everyone  thinks you should be you’ll find yourself a lot less happier. You should try to work on your insecurities and become more confident. Be  comfortable in your own skin and focus on your own standards. Your happiness matters over anyone else’s. There are many opinions on the “perfect” way you should look and act. The truth is the perfect person doesn’t exist. Be your best self, because that is the only thing that matters.