Our whole society's concept of self is what teens call "wacked!" Of course young people and especially girls have self-esteem issues. Self-esteem is the difference between your “real” and your “ideal” self. But no one even knows what "real" is anymore.
Lately, I've been reading about how many girls 18 and younger are getting breast implants, and it makes me sad.
It has prompted the thought, What is beauty anyway? Being an African-American I have experienced that there are not only many different shades within my own race, but beauty at the farthest extremes and with no similarities. Therefore, it is often in the eye of the beholder. Yes I have been involved in beauty pageants and won trophies that are now collecting dust in my mother's living room. But don't get involved in pageants to build your self-esteem, that won't work. If you chase after someone else's idea of beauty won't make you happy. If you make yourself beautiful inside, that lasts.