"The beauty I have in mind is something much wilder: The violent ocean roiling under the tepidly peaceful beams or the dark and jagged peaks that bloody the hands or those unforgettable faces, because of a disproportionate nose or mouth that somehow brings the whole visage into a uniquely dynamic harmony" (Wilson, 251). Perfection in today’s society is one of the main causes of disequilibrium in the lives of young adults. We have been conditioned to look, act, and dress a certain way which has manipulated our values and almost dehumanized our generation. A person does not acquire their unique beauty from their outward appearance, rather it is acquired through experiences and values. In the excerpt Terrible Beauty, Wilson relates perfection to emptiness. When I think of emptiness I think of something that is completely vacant; devoid of feeling and emotion. To me that does not mirror beauty. Beauty is the result of trauma and life experience that fills a person and gives them an image that is unique to everyone else. The misconception that fills the minds of so many people is they need to mirror an unrealistic image of beauty. The problem with this is, it is a synthetic apparition of companionship that ultimately results in complete aloneness and emptiness, not beauty. The idea of fitting in and belonging provides a temporary high that fades away leaving you high and dry. I want to end with a quotes from Rupi Kaur, “I want to apologize to all the women I have called beautiful before I’ve called them intelligent or brave I am sorry I made it sound as though something as simple as what you’re born with is all you have to be proud of when your spirit has crushed mountains from now on I will say things like you are resilient, or you are extraordinary not because I don’t think you’re pretty but because you are so much more than that.”