Reflections on our self-image
The Human Image in Psychology
A perfect appearance and body are more important than ever in our visual culture. Retouched images of perfection make us feel insecure. According to Liesbeth Woertman, beauty comes not from transparency but from relationships and connections. She writes about man as a story and as a thing, sexy images in the media, illness and pain, and sex robots. She argues passionately that you should always look for meaning in life, stop striving for an idealised self-image and flawless appearance, and regard people as complete with all their imperfections.