Beauty is only skin-deep. All that glitters is not gold. Looks can be deceiving. Don't judge a book by its cover...
Even though our language places little value on appearances, society encourages us to prioritise looks over the way we think, act, and feel.
According to research, we judge everything about a person – from personality to intelligence – at face value (literally), and we do it within milliseconds.
We’ve built entire industries around the perfect face and body – from advertising to fashion to cosmetic surgery: we brighten our smiles, inject poison into our faces and permanently alter the way we look, all in the name of "beauty".
And since children are constantly bombarded by images of so-called "perfection", consuming more and more media at younger ages, should parents be concerned about how much of this their kids are internalising?
That’s why videos like this one is so eye opening.
A group of adults and children were asked to name one thing about their physical appearance they would change if they could.
The initial responses by the adults are expected, but the ones by the younger interviewees are so unanticipated it might make you a little teary eyed.
What’s the one physical thing you would change about yourself if you could? We bet your answer will change after you watch the video: