There is a huge increase in plastic surgery and non-invasive medical procedures, and many are attributing it to Facebook and social media, which bring added attention to how someone looks in easily captured photos and videos. Can we accept the way God made us? Why are we in a rush to “fix” the imperfections that make us unique? This article shares some analysis of society’s need to look our best (or better?) at ALL times. Fr. James Malloy addresses the Church’s teaching on plastic surgery in this Busted Halo Question Box answer. Share these articles with young adults and have a discussion:
- Do you feel preoccupied or obsessed with the way you look on social media? Do you think there’s anything wrong with that?
- Why are we in a rush to “fix” the imperfections that make us unique? Where do you think our obsession with “image” comes from?
- What might help us accept the way God made us?