All I can say is, “ugh”. I really hate how our culture values outward appearances so much over inner substance.
Would I say this if I’d been born gorgeous and been thin and fit all my life? I sure hope so. Am I a bitter fat person? No, not really. I have control over what goes in my mouth and what I do with my time — I just don’t make wise choices, and I admit that.
I just hate to see these shows make it seem like surgically altering our bodies will magically change who we are. Sure, it would be a huge change to lose ten pants sizes in a single surgery and fix parts of my face I’m not crazy about…But I’d still be the same person on the inside. And if I didn’t make changes inside, I’d still be miserable once the novelty wore off and find fault with what I saw in the mirror.
It’s got to start *inside*, people.