Drug Rehab 2021 Round 2 – What are the consequences of this addiction for the individual and society?

Name: Victoria Slaba

What are the consequences of this addiction for the individual and society?

In today’s world it is difficult to fit in and feel normal, no one is perfect but society has set standards and we feel like outcasts and we feel alienated. The standards set today are how we live our present life.  The world we live in today has set standards on everything, what we eat, what phone we use, what clothing we buy, etc. When looking at today’s standards they are mostly an emphasis on the way a woman appears. By having these standards, people are pushed to do foolish things. No one is perfect, everyone is unique and different, and by being that way it makes you extraordinary, no one is the same.

 This is the one topic I can talk about and lose track of time, the way society has specific standards, in today’s world we can agree that there is a standard for everything. Girls view themselves as imperfect because the “perfect” girl is an hourglass body figure, color eyes, blonde hair, and perfect height. Girls tend to have so much pressure on them due to these standards. Not all girls can control the way they look, yes, they can workout and dye their hair but what is the point if it doesn’t make them happy. Why change yourself for someone who doesn’t love you for who you are? 

I believe that society has also created specific standards for love, especially teenage romance. When it comes to teen romance, we were taught a lot through the different movies we watched as a kid. As we watched these movies romance was displayed differently than what it really is. In these movies girls are brought flowers, chocolates, they go on cute dates, etc. Romance nowadays is hard, girls get used for their bodies, people cheat, people have trust issues, people have commitment issues, some people just have high standards, some people have other priorities, some people don’t know what love is, etc.

I can talk about this topic all day and lose track of time because I believe this is an important topic. This topic is important because everyone should know about the standards society creates. I can talk about this topic and lose time because I can relate to this topic, everyone can relate. There are so many things I could say about the standards we have today, it is sad that there are standards in today’s world. This topic is a very interesting topic to me, you can find so much about this topic whether it’s about someone or if you just look it up online.

I know how it feels to think of yourself as imperfect, when I look at myself I think that I am imperfect. I look at myself and I don’t see the “perfect” girl, yes I have blonde hair and colored eyes but I am far from perfect no ones perfect. When it comes to love, I don’t want to fall in love just yet I have time to do that. Now that society has standards for love it is difficult to find someone who is telling you the truth and who is as serious as you are. In my opinion these standards cause teen suicide and they can cause teen depression. Due to the fact that teens look at each other or themselves with a certain standard. Kids get bullied for being who they are which pushes them to limits that they cannot handle. Not all resort to suicide but they feel as if they need to alter who they are and they don’t feel comfortable they feel strangers in their own body.