Most Helpful Guy
I agree with you but I actually get even more annoyed by the fact that people (especially women!) let themselves be pressured into this whole stuff. See, I am a rather unique person. I don't let myself be pressured and I don't feel very pressured. I just don't really care what people think about me. If people think I'm too fat (I'm sort of chubby), then let them think that. Why would it bother me? I don't need to be friends with those people. If girls think I'm ugly because I don't have a six pack... oh well. My girlfriend likes me the way I am. If people think I'm stupid... it's okay, cuz I know I'm not. It's really a matter of attitude. I just learned to not care anymore. Plus, I boycott literally everything that I believe increases this kind of social pressure, be it boulevard newspapers, tv-shows about models, stuff like "America's next talent" or even Facebook. Unfortunately, I am quite lonely in this fight. Most people prefer adhering to social rules although they hate this pressure. That's probably (partially) why I don't have a lot of friends. It seems to me as though people hate this pressure but then in a way they also like it. Or at least they don't show much understanding when they meet people like me who fight against it.
Most Helpful Girl
Actually, the masses have influenced many people throughout the ages. (During the age of Shakespeare, women who were chubby and blonde were considered beautiful by the masses. During queen Victoria's reign, she made the fad of having light skin by bleaching her face thus the creation of Snow White).
The truth of the matter is that beauty changes throughout time, and those who don't fit society's standards will always try to be something they're not or be pressured and self conscious about fitting expectations.
The only difference between then and now is that today technology and communication rule this day and age so people are constantly shown what the essence of beauty should be. This just shows that our generation cares too damn much about others' opinions.
I have these issues too, but not as bad as other people because I'm skinny. However, that doesn't mean i don't worry.
Also, some people just like to post pictures of themselves because they crave attention.
People just gotta say "fuck you" to the negative comments and just be them.
(Sorry for the long rant)