Love the Skin You're in
The girl in the magazine doesn't even look like the girl in the magazine. You can still love McDoubles and love yourself. Don't let the unrealistic standards of this generation make you feel any less than the natural beauty that you are. Love the skin you're in. Stand up against the misrepresentations.
Society shouldn't have to rely on mass media to inform us what beauty is. As a person self-reliance is a key factor when it comes to loving the skin that you're in. This generation could learn a lot if they learned how to be more self reliant. Henry David Thoreau's work teaches us not to conform to the unrealistic standards of society. It teaches us that once we let go of all the expectations and see life for what it truly is we'll finally be whole.
"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse" - Henry David Thoreau, Self Reliance
Putting a stop to all the unreasonable standards could make a huge difference in high schools. It could lower bullying rates and bring students together to create social adversity. When someone learns how to blossom in the eye of adversity there isn't much that can stop them. The skills kids would learn from them adults can easily learn too. The idea of adversity can help adults to blossom in the workplace as well as at home with their families. Ending stereotypes could create a more understanding and knowledgeable generation of people.
To better yourself you must accept others for what they are, before you do that you must be able to love yourself. The old saying you can't love something else until you love yourself is completely true. Doing these things will open so many different doors. Giving a stranger a compliment, to being confident in what you believe in as an individual can open others eyes to how dumb the standards really are.
Local acceptance would boost morale and putting an end to the standards would start a chain reaction of good things; less gang violence perhaps, more positive community building activities, etc. The day the human race learns how to accept life for its raw, natural beauty will forever change the corse of history. Hundreds of industries would go out of business in a blink of an eye if suddenly one day we woke up and were happy with ourselves. People would be happier, less stressed, more productive, and less depressed; but most importantly, for the first time see beauty clearly.