We live in a century where social media almost controls everything. This can help so many people out there but at the same time it can ruin so many lives. With the help of modern technology, applications which are about photoshop are designed and used by numerous people. Do social media and technology really affect the the way people think about their appearances?
In my opinion, the modern technology which created social media has a huge impact on people’s lives. It affects people’s opinion about their appearance. Technology allows people to share posts on their social media accounts which can sometimes cause troubles because the image posted there is the reason why beauty standards exist. The more people see the same things on social media, the more they think what they see is the right thing to look like. This is why there is a rapid increase in the use of photoshop apps or even worse there is an unstoppable increase in the number of people who go under surgery to change the way they look. The word ” beauty” is defined as a combination of qualities, such as shape colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. Unfortunately, currently people are trying so hard to be found beautiful by every singe person on social media. The definition of beauty has been changed by those who are starting to develop mental illnesses because of the media. When a photo in a media, such as Instagram, gets so many likes from strangers all around the World, it causes a misunderstanding which controls what people do, how people act and wear. Nowadays. what people perceive of social media is the reason why the number of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia has increased compared to the past when there was no social platforms.
Teenagers are the ones who use the social media most and get affected by it most. They experience peer pressure which can make them believe that their looks are inadequate. Even during the pandemic that the World has been going through plastic surgery demand is booming amid lockdown. Most of the people feel worse about themselves after seeing other people’s posts who they think are attractive and gorgeous. They try to lose weight and change the way they look. If it does not work out, they decide to use photoshop apps which can change their appearance in a few seconds.