The Oxford English dictionary describes “perfect” as ‘absolute’, ‘complete’, ‘non-deficient’, ‘matchless’,etc. But, the core question is, whether something as ‘perfect’ exists or not?
Humans have their own standards of perfection. But are these ones the real es perfecto things, or are they flawed ideals? Let’s talk about skin colour, for instance. The perfect skin colour? Yeah, you immediately get the picture of a fair skin colour- spotless, glowing skin, blah blah, blah! Okay, so millions of fairness creams that always portray ‘fair-and-lovely’ girls should never go waste. After all, they give you the perfect looks!
Never in my entire life, have a met an air-hostess of a darker skin tone. They must be “fair” to look perfect.
Next, I have never seen a dark-complexioned baby in a baby products ad. They must look “fair” in order to look innocent and cute! Sounds total bullshit, no? But that’s what we humans have set as the definition of perfect looks…. Which is so not “fair” to begin with.
Just imagine this state of affairs! I mean, what’s just wrong or bad with a darker skin tone, when the same logic isn’t applied to dark chocolates? Why don’t people eat white chocolates? I wonder if they even exist! And why is this that black hair are symbol of youth?
But, the sad part is not this. The sad part is hatred for black. You may like fairer skin in your own opinion. No, there’s nothing wrong with that, until your love for the fair doesn’t equally translate into hatred for the dark. The funny part is that the dark skinned people, having greater melanin content, are less prone to skin diseases. Yeah you may hate them for that!😉
And what’s up with females having a complex about their complexion! Why can’t you just appreciate the originality, because that accounts for it’s natural beauty. You let your brain go all topsy-turvy for methods of attaining fair looks and applying huge makeup. Why? To impress others? Everyone is beautiful, in their own way… But it is up to you to realize that beauty is more than skin deep. What matters is who you are and not how you are! Application of makeup is not bad, until and unless, it is done by choice, and not under the pressure to meet the standards of perfection.
In fact nothing in the world can be perfect. I guess you’ve already heard that? Start applying it to your lives!