A question about self-esteem
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:26PM
Interesting question and many good points were made! I recently saw a documentary on women and beauty and the narrator reported the results of a study about an undeveloped country village that never had media exposure and when they did gain access to it within a relatively short span of time many of the girls developed eating disorders. Before the media access, the incidences of eating disorders were very rare. I love the internet and TV and movies but I do think in many ways it has caused many susceptible people to doubt themselves and wonder if they have enough, are good enough. That can lead to low-self esteem and unhappiness, jealousy,etc. It seems the media has made the world an even more competitive place for those who tend to compare themselves to others.