American society is obsessed with self-image. We are told that if we can just have an adequate self-image, then rest of our lives will be successful and well-adjusted.
And yet according to surveys in America: • 13% of American women consider themselves pretty. • 28% of American men think themselves handsome. • 94% of American men would change something about their looks if they could. • 99% of American women would change something about their looks if they could.
Hall of Fame quarterback Broadway Joe Namath had such a high opinion of himself, he wrote a book titled "I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow...'Cause I Get Better-Looking Every Day."
Even today you can go to Barnes and Noble or the local library and read hundreds of books and magazine articles on how to improve your self-image.
But often our self-image is based on what the world tells us we are.