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LieuHawkeye LieuHawkeye 26-30, F 10 Answers Sep 7, 2012 in Dating & Relationships

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Everywhere we turn, we are told we are not good enough. We must do this or that to be better. We must weigh only 80 or 90 pounds and be rich and the most beautiful person on earth. This must stop. Our children will try to imulate this behavior, and of course, it is unrealistic. The social media has ruined our lives. We are what we are and should not be forced to be what we are not.

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Hmm. Anorexia. Bulimia. Plastic surgery. Society influences us to make comparisons amongst ourselves and a lot of people, women, especially, find themselves lacking. Media intensifies it. And we are shown that money will make us happy, that having what everyone else has is better than what we have, so we launch ourselves into credit card debt and spend all we make on trying to be what society seems to be telling us we should be. And so we lose who we really are.

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true! media does intensify it

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Society is always changing it's views on what looks are in and what are not. Fashion can become a predictor of how well you are accepted into the fold. If you've got what is in style, you're in. If you don't match up by today's standards, you're left at "the curb". This makes is extremely difficult for young people not to get down on themselves if they don't fit into the current mold. You have to learn to love yourself despite what you see in the media.

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you are right!

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Yes, because society is what convies what is 'acceptable' and what isn't. Which wouldn't be a problem, or influence self-esteem, except that what society considers acceptable is often a very narrow range of stereotypes that most, if not all, people are going to find hard to fit into. Plus society has a bad habit of victim blaming, along with other less than pleasant and unhealthy things that can severely impact how someone views themselves.

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Look up A.D. use in Utah.

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Yah... A lot

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thats not what i asked

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Oh sorry i read it wrong i thought ur question was " does society affect self stem?"

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dont worry:))

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