The idea of external “beauty” as an ideal that one should attain is a societal construct created to distract us from the things that are truly important. Society pushes the things that create profit. “Beauty” is one of those things. Imagine how much money is made by so many industries (clothing, makeup, etc.) by telling people that in order to be beautiful, in order to attain this unrealistic abstract concept, you must do x,y,z. It has made us lose sight of who we truly are by making us focus on what we think we should be. We are enough. Externally and internally. We become damaged when we lose sight of that, when we begin to think we need to be more in order to be beautiful. Not all of us are going to look like the highest paid models. Does that mean we aren’t beautiful? I’ll tell you who the most beautiful people I’ve met are: the ones who know that beauty is so much more than what meets the eye. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to maintain or improve your appearance. But when you become obsessed with it as a result of believing that you’re not enough, you have become a victim of an abstract societal construct created to obtain profit. It’s that simple. You’re being brainwashed to feel inadequate in order to maintain the same industries that made you feel that way in the first place. Don’t let them make you think you’re not beautiful.