The modern world has changed our relationship to many things. But one such thing that has become incredibly distorted is the modern idea of beauty. Throughout history beauty has been seen as something that has applied to all forms of art and literature, but the modern understanding of beauty is often limited to the physical. Stemming from pop culture and modern media, the physical expectations for beauty have become increasingly skewed and one dimensional. This is a problem because everyone wants to feel they are beautiful in some way, and when the standards become so difficult to keep up with, a large percentage of people are going to feel bad about themselves. That’s why, whenever an idea such as beauty becomes distorted, it’s important to take a look back at what it truly means to boost your self esteem and be your own kind of beauty today.