My question here why do we still believe in perfection?
Also is it a bad thing that magazines make us seek perfection thus become better?
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Nobody's perfect. Eventually we all cop that the images in magazines have been photo-shopped. The problem is the most likely to be influenced (young girls and guys) may not have figured that out yet. It might set them up to have unrealistic expectations of themselves and the opposite gender during a time when their bodies are changing.
It's not entirely bad to be shown images of healthy bodies. It'll help a little to curb the obesity trend. It's been shown that groups of friends or families tend be overweight as it becomes the perceived norm. Unhealthily skinny doesn't help anyone... but on the flip side healthy people will easily be labeled anorexic by people who have issues with their weight.
I've been scouted and regularly get asked if I'm a model. I know all my flaws and find it crazy that anyone would think I'm model material. So no models aren't perfect. Many of them are obsessed with their weight. It's a dangerous industry if you have the slightest of insecurities to begin with.