Nowadays we live in a very materialistic and superficial world where the importance of money and beauty has a most relevant role in our society. We search for the magic formula that can allow us to beat the aging, to have longer hair or to have our teeth as brilliant as diamonds.
Being beautiful is so important for teenagers at the present time that they take radical measures to get the canon of beauty that advertisements and the fashion magazines show. Models are slimmer and slimmer and most of them, as a lot of teenagers, stop eating and suffer from anorexy, which is a dangerous mental illness.
However, not only do teenagers modify their habits to be beautiful, but also adults. When we switch on ours TVs we watch a lot ofcelebrities who have had plastic surgery or who have been injected botox, most of whom are up to forty years old.
Taking all this into account, I think that we live in a world full of hypocresy; and fashion shops and magazines are guilty of this. For example, today, there are several shops who prefer people with a fantastic appearance rather than with a fantastic curriculum.