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They ask you to be yourself; but then they judge you.
Point blank. That is exactly what society has become. Do you want to know why our generation is depressed? Because we've been told by society that we're not good enough. We've been told how to dress, act & what is considered attractive & if we don't do what society thinks is considered "cool" then we get judged to the point where we start to feel not good enough, and that what cause most of the depression in teenagers.
“It’s hard to find yourself in a world so centered around perfection, when in reality imperfection is what defines us. In our time if you're not drops dead gorgeous then you don’t matter as much.”
It is estimated that there are eight million people suffer from an eating disorder, that’s two in every hundred. Society has made us think that if we aren’t a size zero that we won’t matter. 95% of all eating disorder are teenagers between the ages of 12-25. At least 80% of all 13 years olds have tried to lose weight. (SCDMH). We’ve been telling people that in order to be beautiful you have to be skinny, and that’s wrong. Everybody is beautiful, no matter how much you weigh or how you look. Beauty is what matters inside, but not everybody knows that. Ever since we were born we’ve been judge by everybody.
What have we become? We are society; we're the monster that has told people for years what to do in order to "fit in". We have cause the percentage of eating disorders to go up. We’re making the world we live in a terrible place to live. Why is it so bad to be different? Why can’t we just be our self? In order for society to change, we must change.
"Eating Disorder Statistics." 2003 Retraining Grant Program. Web. 30 May 2012. <http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/anorexia/statistics.htm>.
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