Everyone strives for perfection. The problem is today's society and their idea of perfection. Teenagers' constant obsessions to look like the girls on the cover of magazines or to act just like the characters in the movies manipulates teenagers into thinking that they need to change themselves in order to be like them. In reality, there is no such thing as perfect. Most of the men and women on those magazines have been photo shopped, creating false ideas and images that teenagers look to as "perfect."
Unfortunately, trying to be perfect has driven teenagers into doing dangerous things in order to reach society's idea of perfection. It is estimated that eight million Americans have eating disorders, seven million female and one million male. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Bulimia, mood disorders, and high levels of anxiety have also been associated with teenagers and their destructive actions towards becoming "perfect."
Everyone is different and unique. Trying to be like someone else because society has told you that you should be, or that you're not perfect, takes away what makes you special. We should accept who we are, embrace it, and understand that there is no such thing as perfect.
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