The day that you have being waiting for is just round the corner. Your annual office trip is about to take place. You as usual have to plan out the entire day out. The most important part of the trip however is the food. You have to make a list of what each one eats and make sure that all menus are organised in advance. You have to now find a suitable place to order the food prior to the trip. Your colleagues at work tell you that a new place has opened up close to where the office staff will be going on their trip and advices you to check it out.
You make a visit to the restaurant and are amazed to find that they have a wide variety of food items on the menu. The efficient staff tells you that if you place your order one week before the scheduled date you will be entitled to a 25% discount on the entire order. You cannot believe your luck and the opportunity you have been given. Among the food items on the menu are meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, noodles and pasta. The staff at the restaurant tells you that they deliver halal meals to your office or home if you require the service. The food is reasonably priced and vegetarian customers are entitled to a free soft drink if they order the special vegetarian menu.
The restaurant also has ready made meals Brisbane that you can order if you are in a hurry and want to have a quick bite before you go for your next appointment. The environment is ideal for a day out because it is situated close to a lake with a breath taking scenery. The seats are comfortable and the staff service is excellent. This is the ideal place for your office colleagues to relax and have a good lunch. All you have to do now is to place the order and leave the rest to the well experienced chefs at the restaurant.
Your boss is happy at the decision taken by you and gives his approval. The big day finally arrives and the group of you set out on your trip. At lunch time you get to the restaurant and are surprised to find that the food is already prepared and ready to serve. The aura of the food gets your taste buds aroused and you can’t wait to taste the food. The food finally arrives and you take your first bite. The food is delicious and you realise that you have not tasted anything like this before.
It is said that beauty is only skin deep. However, a significant aspect of modern life and the world in general, is that physical appearance is given great prominence. How you look, what you wear, and how your genes are far superior to others, allegedly, are judged on a daily basis. Physical appearance is solely achieved by chance, at conception and birth. Therefore, the immense importance given to it may seem ludicrous. This has not however inhibited from each and every culture around the world from having their own standards for what aspects of a person are considered physical attractive.
As one cannot go back and be reborn with a different appearance, the obsession to fit society’s idea of beauty has driven many to venture into varied options to achieve that perfect look by taking a good protein.
Celebrities and the media has greatly fuelled this stereotypical approach, and pushed men and women; especially women; to look at their bodies in a derogatory way and be dissatisfied with its appearance. Extreme diets, pills, makeup, and surgery have become popular ways in which those who are dissatisfied with their bodies hope to alter them.
Although different cultures have their own norms and standards for beauty, one of the general stereotypes is that ‘beautiful’ means slender. This is especially true for the case of women. Slim women are considered better looking than a voluptuous woman. Although being extremely overweight to the point of obesity is in fact unhealthy, society’s almost unachievable expectations to be thin has led to even perfectly healthy women questioning their bodies’ appearance, and resorting to options such as weight loss supplements and liposuction surgery.
The cosmetics industry
The cosmetics industry essentially thrives on the fact that individuals, particularly women, are unhappy with how they look. Makeup application was once considered useful to cover any significant flaws and to highlight one’s best features. However, now it has become a way in which one may paint on an entirely different face to one’s own, and become another. Social media sites such as YouTube offers many ‘makeup artists’ who offer tutorials for ways in which women can drastically alter their appearance. From hair transplants to contouring, makeup has become one of the most destructive factors in terms of self-esteem of women worldwide.
Cosmetic procedures, including invasive and non-invasive procedures, have become extremely popular. Botox fillers to remove fine lines and wrinkles, and lift the appearance of your face are quite common and readily available to any woman across the world. One may even go so far as to settle for breast augmentation surgery or other similar procedures, to achieve their desired look. The health risks are obvious, due to unlicensed doctors becoming an ever-growing menace in this industry, and many women are left with botched surgeries and severe scarring, and even life-threatening consequences.