I came across this video by the brilliant Jesse Rosten last week and I have to say that it struck a chord.
It reminded me of the Dove Evolution video below from a few years ago.
I love the different approaches that these two films have taken.
The Fotoshop by Adobé uses humour to poke fun at the beauty product ads which we are all too familiar with. The part about the “pro-pixel intensifying fauxtanical hydro-jargon microbead extract featuring nutritive volumizing technology” was pure genius.
The Dove Evolution film takes a more emotional, impactful approach. They use only a few words; they don’t need to use any more…the footage says it all.
The message from both of these videos is clear.
The media today is promoting a completely and totally unrealistic idea of beauty.
We know this.
But how often do we find ourselves buying into it?
How many times a day do we see some impossibly perfect woman and compare ourselves to her?
Magazines, Television ads, billboards…it’s relentless.
It’s all about perfection.
Or is it?
Because if you ask me, perfection is not about being flawless.
If life were ‘perfect’ by the media’s standards, how boring would it be?
There would be no contrast.
No light and dark.
You need the dark to appreciate the light.
The blemishes are what make us individual.
The imperfections are what make life interesting.
This scene from Desperate Housewives shows how important being imperfect can be:
None of us are perfect.
…and I am quite happy being perfectly imperfect.
My features aren’t perfectly symmetrical, I have bits that wobble, and I have scars that tell the stories of my past.
How about you?
Are you fed up of ‘fotoshop’ beauty?
How are you perfectly imperfect?
P.S. Remember to like this post if you agree that life is better when you’re perfectly imperfect! 🙂