To what extent is imperfection (according to the social norms) socially reliable

We live in a society in which the beauty standards clearly divide those who are put on a pedestal and those who are stepped upon. This connects to what society expects us to be and look and the reality of who we are. Yet, this is a bias perspective which shows only one view of the beauty standards.

As mentioned beforehand, it is evident that the beauty standards are tied to a shared knowledge created by the culture of the area; these concepts are implanted in the culture and remain relatively the same which causes it to become a shared knowledge. For example, in Brazil the beauty standards are skinny women who are blonde and blue eyed, essentially copying the european beauty standards. However, approximately on 20% of the brazilian population has blue eyes. In other words, the shared knowledge that society has created is strongly tied to sense of perception because it shows this beauty standard as being the ultimate goal, and anything different from it is considered to be inferior.

However, as mentioned previously this means that the perception of what beauty is for society lingers to shift compared to the individual knowledge of the people in society. In fact, individuals have gradually started to accept physical differences yet society still teaches us that there is only one form of beauty. With this in mind, this shows how the concepts are not reliable because the societal shift takes longer than the individual knowledge of the people, showing that there is no correlation between the two.

In other words, it is clear that the question of reliability relates to sense of perception of the society as a whole and how that connects to the individuals. Since the sense of perception of what beauty is lingers longer than the knowledge of the individuals, there is a clear inaccuracy of what is perceived as the standards for the social norms, showing how it is not considered reliable.

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