Being Pretty Hurts. has any one ever heard the song Pretty Hurts? It is a beautiful song performed by Beyonce however written by Sia. The lyrics and the video are both so powerful and show a dark side a being beautiful.
Everyone wants to be pretty, to be liked and have that attention, especially when in high school as the usually pretty girls are the most popular too. But this song powerfully illustrates the downside of being beautiful. The Hurt. The Pain.
There’s too much pressure on women to be beautiful from society, and this is why beyonce has produced this song. In the video Beyonce tries so hard to receive a trophy as the lyrics say ‘this time i’m gonna get the crown”, however at the end of the song she realises that it hasn’t given her the happiness she desired, and doesn’t make her feel beautiful. It makes her feel old and imperfect, and makes her want to change herself when there is nothing she can change. They are making her change little details that makes her unique, which is not only sad but physically impossible.
Perfection is a disease of a nation
Why do we want to be perfect? Why do we want to have the slim figure, all the proportional features and beautiful smile. We need to be our own kind of beautiful, and be proud of that.
It video shows that girls nowadays are being punished for something they have no control over, like aging and make the girls feel they need to starve themselves or get surgery to change it. And this often influences teenagers girls like us, making us think we need to starve ourselves and get surgery to be beautiful, which is truly criminally.
So as girls, especially during our teenage years as we are influence all the time by advertisements and celebrities, we need to stop wanting to be perfect and beautiful because its not the life you think it is. It is beauty its fake! Dont try to be someone else’s definition of beautiful, be your own. Because if someone doesn’t like your imperfections, someone else will.
Never rely on your beauty, because only one ending will come from your beauty pagent story: a never happy ending.
Please watch the video-