an adaptive healthy self-esteem. A study done at the University of Texas by Daniel Hamermesh suggested that "good-looking" people are happier than plain-looking or unattractive people. It's easy to get swept up by the fear that we just aren't enough. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals?". Even with all the self-help books and personal development workshops, many people don't know how to focus inward. By continuing to use our website or checking the. Imagine if everyone spent just half the money and time we spend on developing our insides as we do "fixing" our outsides. In this culture it is necessary to pay attention to what we look like if we are to successfully market ourselves or keep our jobs. "Personal beauty raises happiness said the study's author.
More alarming, a quarter of a million American teens have had cosmetic surgery in 2010 alone. Perhaps we must behave in some idealized manner or live in the "right" house, wear the "right" clothes and go to the "right" places.
American obsession with perfection
Athletes and other performers succumb. It's important to open to our unique version of outer beauty and own who we are as individuals, embracing our unique style flaws and all. Adults now make up roughly a quarter of all orthodontics patients in the.S. Over the past two decades, the number of North American teenagers in orthodontic treatment has nearly doubled, so that 80 percent are currently in an orthodontists care, with the recommended average age of a first visit now. As Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and author of "Addiction to Perfection wrote, "Perfection is defeat.
Americans feel compelled to meet such high standards in their lives.
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The chief sign of the pursuit of perfection is obsession.
OverSuccess: Healing the American Obsession With Wealth, Fame, Power, and Perfecti on Jim Rubens.