Feb 1, 2018

The Real Price of Beauty

"The most common form of despair is not being who you are" - Soren Kierkegaard. This is a short video about how women beauty magazines create a desire to want things most people can't realistically afford.

How much is it to be beautiful according to a beauty magazine? 
Let's find out. 
Total value of all premium fashion and jewelry products in this magazine: $2,449,360 
An average monthly income of a woman over thirty: $3,000
Average price per premium item in this magazine: $10,248 
In fact the woman in this ad alone is wearing jewelry worth $1,548,500 
That's exactly how much a woman earns on average in her LIFETIME. 

Why is it important? 
Because your health is related to your social self-image. 
Social income inequality is directly correlated with higher psycho-social stress, anxiety and higher crime rates. 
Whether you like it or not, you are surrounded by them everywhere. 

How are you supposed to feel when a celebrity worth $230 million advertises jewelry worth $31,000? 

Usually the more jewelry and perfume a woman uses the lower her self-esteem. 
The lower the self-esteem the higher the price tag she is willing to accept. 

How serious is this problem?
$1.59 BILLION serious. 

That's how much readers of this magazine collectively spend on fashion annually.

Here is the price for the most valuable of your possessions:

The real you. $0. 
You don't need things to be yourself.
You don't need things to be beautiful. 
Believe in yourself.
It doesn't cost anything.

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