Maddy and Taryn’s Vids That Make You go Hmmm . . .

Category: Beautiful/Inspiring
Theme: Prespectives on Life

“Because Who is Perfect”
 
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“Dueling Hats”

 
 
Why do we try so hard to be perfect, to fit in?
Who decides what “perfect” is?
 
 
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46 thoughts on “Maddy and Taryn’s Vids That Make You go Hmmm . . .

  1. I love the first video, I have seen it once before but I think it is super awesome. Mannequins should be made to reflect us, not an idea of what beauty should look like, especially when it is an unattainable standard. Every person is different, beautiful and perfect in their own way. I think that society and the media try to define perfection but I really don't think their is a standard or definition of it. I think everyone is perfect the way they are, no matter what you've done, no matter what you look like. I think by doing what you love and loving yourself the way you are makes you perfect, you are your own definition of perfect.

  2. I love the first video, I have seen it once before but I think it is super awesome. Mannequins should be made to reflect us, not an idea of what beauty should look like, especially when it is an unattainable standard. Every person is different, beautiful and perfect in their own way. I think that society and the media try to define perfection but I really don't think their is a standard or definition of it. I think everyone is perfect the way they are, no matter what you've done, no matter what you look like. I think by doing what you love and loving yourself the way you are makes you perfect, you are your own definition of perfect.

  3. I really like the second video and I think it won because it was really funny and entertaining. People do care about what they have to try to be perfect, I think people want to be perfect so that other people around them will immediately like them just because their wearing nice clothes. I think humans just want to fit in with eachother

  4. I really like the second video and I think it won because it was really funny and entertaining. People do care about what they have to try to be perfect, I think people want to be perfect so that other people around them will immediately like them just because their wearing nice clothes. I think humans just want to fit in with eachother

  5. I love the first video honestly. Perfection is just in the mind of the people who think they are not perfect, everyone is perfect in their own ways. You just have to take the little things and make it big. I think we try to be perfect because every day you see someone that looks and acts better than you and you always want to be in the same league as them, but you have to realize that they are not even perfect.

  6. I love the first video honestly. Perfection is just in the mind of the people who think they are not perfect, everyone is perfect in their own ways. You just have to take the little things and make it big. I think we try to be perfect because every day you see someone that looks and acts better than you and you always want to be in the same league as them, but you have to realize that they are not even perfect.

  7. I really lied the first video a lot because it showed how the typical body type of a mannequin does not have to be considered perfect. I feel like we try so hard to be perfect because in a lot of ways that's what society expects from us. That's what we are taught from a very young age from advertisements. That you have to be perfect this is what girls look like in order to be perfect. I like how the first video was saying all body's are perfect it doesn't matter what they look like. I feel like the advertising industry defines what perfect is. They have been defining perfect for years as a skinny body with long hair and flawless skin.

  8. I really lied the first video a lot because it showed how the typical body type of a mannequin does not have to be considered perfect. I feel like we try so hard to be perfect because in a lot of ways that's what society expects from us. That's what we are taught from a very young age from advertisements. That you have to be perfect this is what girls look like in order to be perfect. I like how the first video was saying all body's are perfect it doesn't matter what they look like. I feel like the advertising industry defines what perfect is. They have been defining perfect for years as a skinny body with long hair and flawless skin.

  9. I like the first video the best. I thought it was so inspiring and beautiful that they made these models of the bodies that maybe aren't considered “beautiful” or “normal” by society. I think all lot of the pressure to fit in or look and be a certain way starts with society and media. But I think those values have been reflected onto all of us. We can't necessarily just blame media anymore as we all judge each other and our selves by these standards. Standards that are false and unachievable.

  10. I like the first video the best. I thought it was so inspiring and beautiful that they made these models of the bodies that maybe aren't considered “beautiful” or “normal” by society. I think all lot of the pressure to fit in or look and be a certain way starts with society and media. But I think those values have been reflected onto all of us. We can't necessarily just blame media anymore as we all judge each other and our selves by these standards. Standards that are false and unachievable.

  11. I liked the first video more, but I also really liked the theme behind both. The first showed that there really is no person who is perfect and everyone has flaws. The second video put into perspective how materialistic our society is, in a humorous way. I think that we try so hard to be perfect because everyone wants to be better than everyone else. Everyone tries to bed the best and have the best stuff, but there really is nobody out there who is perfect.

  12. I liked the first video more, but I also really liked the theme behind both. The first showed that there really is no person who is perfect and everyone has flaws. The second video put into perspective how materialistic our society is, in a humorous way. I think that we try so hard to be perfect because everyone wants to be better than everyone else. Everyone tries to bed the best and have the best stuff, but there really is nobody out there who is perfect.

  13. I like the first video better. I didn't really understand the point of the second video as well as I did for the first one. I've seen the first one before, and I was actually going to use it for my presentation.
    We try really hard to fit in and be perfect so we aren't judged and laughed at by society. Nobody likes to be mocked or made fun of. The easiest way to not get laughed at is by fitting in with the rest of the world. I think the media decides what perfect is. We see it all the time in advertisements, magazines, movies. All the celebrities and models have perfect bodies and hair and skin and there's no way we can live up to it because it's not realistic, but yet we try and everyone noticed when you don't make it.

  14. I like the first video better. I didn't really understand the point of the second video as well as I did for the first one. I've seen the first one before, and I was actually going to use it for my presentation.
    We try really hard to fit in and be perfect so we aren't judged and laughed at by society. Nobody likes to be mocked or made fun of. The easiest way to not get laughed at is by fitting in with the rest of the world. I think the media decides what perfect is. We see it all the time in advertisements, magazines, movies. All the celebrities and models have perfect bodies and hair and skin and there's no way we can live up to it because it's not realistic, but yet we try and everyone noticed when you don't make it.

  15. The first video wins for me. I love how that man changed the ideal “perfect”. The people walking by are so used to seeing the tall strong man, or tall tiny women in the display. These people were shocked SEEING A REAL PERSON. That just shows how messed up everyones ideal perfect is. I think media and society chooses what “perfect” is. The media defines what perfect is. And I believe that its wrong. Not every women is going to be six feet tall and 120 pounds. So many negative things are coming from the media. Eating disorders, women going on crazy fad diets. The media is disgusting.

  16. The first video wins for me. I love how that man changed the ideal “perfect”. The people walking by are so used to seeing the tall strong man, or tall tiny women in the display. These people were shocked SEEING A REAL PERSON. That just shows how messed up everyones ideal perfect is. I think media and society chooses what “perfect” is. The media defines what perfect is. And I believe that its wrong. Not every women is going to be six feet tall and 120 pounds. So many negative things are coming from the media. Eating disorders, women going on crazy fad diets. The media is disgusting.

  17. I think the second video wins because it alotta funnier. It makes fun of how stupid people can look while trying to look cool instead of doing what makes sense or what is practical.

    I think people try to fit in because the social norm excludeds and put down a lot of people who try to do their own thing. I think mainstream media and celebrities decide what's cool because this are the people we idolize, that's why we want to be like them.

  18. I think the second video wins because it alotta funnier. It makes fun of how stupid people can look while trying to look cool instead of doing what makes sense or what is practical.

    I think people try to fit in because the social norm excludeds and put down a lot of people who try to do their own thing. I think mainstream media and celebrities decide what's cool because this are the people we idolize, that's why we want to be like them.

  19. I've seen the first video before, but it's very inspirational & reminds me not to judge people on their looks or treat them differently. They probably have a lot of insecurities already, so I shouldn't add to that. The second video was a nice refresher, though. I've been seeing tons of inspirational videos so it was nice to have something funny.

    I think we try so hard to fit in because if we're different, even by a little bit, people will treat you differently. For some reason, we want everyone to be the same. Maybe it's so we all feel equal, I don't know. Society decides what “perfect” is and I think that's dumb because there is literally no such thing as perfection; everyone has flaws. Every. Single. Person. I think perfection is seeing and knowing someone's flaws, but still seeing them as amazing. I know a lot of “perfect” people, as in they're perfect in my eyes.

  20. I've seen the first video before, but it's very inspirational & reminds me not to judge people on their looks or treat them differently. They probably have a lot of insecurities already, so I shouldn't add to that. The second video was a nice refresher, though. I've been seeing tons of inspirational videos so it was nice to have something funny.

    I think we try so hard to fit in because if we're different, even by a little bit, people will treat you differently. For some reason, we want everyone to be the same. Maybe it's so we all feel equal, I don't know. Society decides what “perfect” is and I think that's dumb because there is literally no such thing as perfection; everyone has flaws. Every. Single. Person. I think perfection is seeing and knowing someone's flaws, but still seeing them as amazing. I know a lot of “perfect” people, as in they're perfect in my eyes.

  21. I really liked the first one, I've watched it before and I think it's very inspirational. I like the idea of changing mannequins out of that norm of 'perfect'. It was cool to see their reactions to mannequins that looked like them.

    Our society creates an image of 'perfect' that we need to fit in to to be considered normal and pretty. We try so hard to reach these standards because everyone wants to be normal. But we are all made in different ways, so we can't fit into that narrow window of what is considered perfection.

  22. I really liked the first one, I've watched it before and I think it's very inspirational. I like the idea of changing mannequins out of that norm of 'perfect'. It was cool to see their reactions to mannequins that looked like them.

    Our society creates an image of 'perfect' that we need to fit in to to be considered normal and pretty. We try so hard to reach these standards because everyone wants to be normal. But we are all made in different ways, so we can't fit into that narrow window of what is considered perfection.

  23. I liked first video. It was so inspiring and the message sent across was so powerful! They both were really good, probably the best I've seen but I would have to say the first one wins. The subjects being discussed were original but yet s a huge problem in today's society. I think we try really hard to fit it and to be perfect because were afraid of the alternative; not fitting in and being an “outcast”. The media is a huge problem of course, but at the end of the day, we decide who we want to be.

  24. I liked first video. It was so inspiring and the message sent across was so powerful! They both were really good, probably the best I've seen but I would have to say the first one wins. The subjects being discussed were original but yet s a huge problem in today's society. I think we try really hard to fit it and to be perfect because were afraid of the alternative; not fitting in and being an “outcast”. The media is a huge problem of course, but at the end of the day, we decide who we want to be.

  25. Even though the key and Peele one is funny, I liked the first video about no one being perfect. I thought it was amazing how they made all those mannequins just like the people with the physical disabilities and even dressed them up and put them out on the display windows. I thought it portrayed perfectly how no one is perfect.

    I think lots of people try to be perfect and fit in because it comes down to self esteem for many. If they fit in then people will like them and they'll feel better about themselves. It's not true though. People like you because of you. No one really decides what perfect is. It's society as a whole that kind of shines on what most people like and lean towards but other than that, no one actually decides what perfect is. If anything you yourself decide what perfect is.

  26. Even though the key and Peele one is funny, I liked the first video about no one being perfect. I thought it was amazing how they made all those mannequins just like the people with the physical disabilities and even dressed them up and put them out on the display windows. I thought it portrayed perfectly how no one is perfect.

    I think lots of people try to be perfect and fit in because it comes down to self esteem for many. If they fit in then people will like them and they'll feel better about themselves. It's not true though. People like you because of you. No one really decides what perfect is. It's society as a whole that kind of shines on what most people like and lean towards but other than that, no one actually decides what perfect is. If anything you yourself decide what perfect is.

  27. The first video was definitely my favourite, because it was super cool to see how people reacted to the mannequins and how happy those people with disabilites were to see themselves as the models for the clothing. I also didn't really get the second video, how it was relevant to the topic.

    I think we try to fit in so desperately because that is what our world tells us to do. It bombardes us with images of “perfection” everytime we go outside and see billboards, flip on the TV, open up a magazine, go online. It's what we have become immobilized by, we stop thinking we are just fine the way we are (because we are) and start focussing all of our attention on ourselves, how should we look, how should we talk, what should we wear. Our society needs a healthy dose of humility. It's about thinking of yourself less often. I don't understand why people think that they can choose what perfection is, because they aren't perfect, and neither is anyone else.

  28. The first video was definitely my favourite, because it was super cool to see how people reacted to the mannequins and how happy those people with disabilites were to see themselves as the models for the clothing. I also didn't really get the second video, how it was relevant to the topic.

    I think we try to fit in so desperately because that is what our world tells us to do. It bombardes us with images of “perfection” everytime we go outside and see billboards, flip on the TV, open up a magazine, go online. It's what we have become immobilized by, we stop thinking we are just fine the way we are (because we are) and start focussing all of our attention on ourselves, how should we look, how should we talk, what should we wear. Our society needs a healthy dose of humility. It's about thinking of yourself less often. I don't understand why people think that they can choose what perfection is, because they aren't perfect, and neither is anyone else.

  29. I enjoyed the second video more. I thought that it kept me interested because of the humour. It was quite funny but also stayed on the topic. I was able to enjoy the video and think about theme as well.
    I believe we try to be perfect and try to fit in so we don't stick out in a crowd. Or we try to be perfect so we do stick out in a crowd and look like everyone else. We all want to be popular and get noticed so we buy and wear the same thing as everyone else. If we don't we will stick out in a crowd and won't be considered “normal”.

  30. I enjoyed the second video more. I thought that it kept me interested because of the humour. It was quite funny but also stayed on the topic. I was able to enjoy the video and think about theme as well.
    I believe we try to be perfect and try to fit in so we don't stick out in a crowd. Or we try to be perfect so we do stick out in a crowd and look like everyone else. We all want to be popular and get noticed so we buy and wear the same thing as everyone else. If we don't we will stick out in a crowd and won't be considered “normal”.

  31. I think I liked the first video better, the one with the mannequins. It made me sad to see that people would make fun of those ''deformed'' mannequins. The designers put so much effort into making these peoples feel better about themselves and people can't accept the difference. It made me the most sad when the young girl walked past and tried to mock the body form. Is this how society is changing? That even the younger people aren't accepting? We are supposed to be evolving to equality and acceptance.
    I don't think anyone should be deciding who and what is perfection is. There is not a single soul who is perfect

  32. I think I liked the first video better, the one with the mannequins. It made me sad to see that people would make fun of those ''deformed'' mannequins. The designers put so much effort into making these peoples feel better about themselves and people can't accept the difference. It made me the most sad when the young girl walked past and tried to mock the body form. Is this how society is changing? That even the younger people aren't accepting? We are supposed to be evolving to equality and acceptance.
    I don't think anyone should be deciding who and what is perfection is. There is not a single soul who is perfect

  33. i enjoyed both videos. It was nice to watch a humour and a more serious video. I think the first one caught my attention more because the way it showed many people are different shapes and sizes and have certain disabilities, I thought the mannequin was a perfect way to show how everyone is perfect in there own way. I think we try so perfect to fit in because our society now a days is based on what majority thinks. People care to much about what others will think of them. I feel that everyone's try's so hard because it's an awful feeling when you don't fit in or are different . I think that no one decides what perfect is. There are many people who think they have a definition for perfect but really there is no perfect. People probably have a guess what others think are perfect and try to make themselves like that.

  34. i enjoyed both videos. It was nice to watch a humour and a more serious video. I think the first one caught my attention more because the way it showed many people are different shapes and sizes and have certain disabilities, I thought the mannequin was a perfect way to show how everyone is perfect in there own way. I think we try so perfect to fit in because our society now a days is based on what majority thinks. People care to much about what others will think of them. I feel that everyone's try's so hard because it's an awful feeling when you don't fit in or are different . I think that no one decides what perfect is. There are many people who think they have a definition for perfect but really there is no perfect. People probably have a guess what others think are perfect and try to make themselves like that.

  35. My favorite video was the first one. I really liked how they changed the shape of the mannequins to look like the people with disabilities. Mannequins are always shaped so perfectly and unrealistically. It makes everyone think that that's the way they're supposed to look and that's the only way anyone should look. I thought it was really interesting to see the reactions of both the people whom the mannequins were based off of and the people who saw them in the window. It was amazing to see how happy the people were to see a mannequin that resembles them. It was not so amazing to see the reactions of the people looking through the window. They looked almost like they were disturbed by it which I think is pretty messed up.
    People come in all different shapes and sizes yet only one type of shape is advertised. I think that's why everyone thinks they need to look like that because that's the “perfect” shape and the “attractive” shape.

  36. My favorite video was the first one. I really liked how they changed the shape of the mannequins to look like the people with disabilities. Mannequins are always shaped so perfectly and unrealistically. It makes everyone think that that's the way they're supposed to look and that's the only way anyone should look. I thought it was really interesting to see the reactions of both the people whom the mannequins were based off of and the people who saw them in the window. It was amazing to see how happy the people were to see a mannequin that resembles them. It was not so amazing to see the reactions of the people looking through the window. They looked almost like they were disturbed by it which I think is pretty messed up.
    People come in all different shapes and sizes yet only one type of shape is advertised. I think that's why everyone thinks they need to look like that because that's the “perfect” shape and the “attractive” shape.

  37. I personally liked both videos. I found them both inspiring. One was a funnier video and one was a more serious video. The more serious video of the mannequins was probably my favourite out of the two. I liked how they were making mannequins for the disabled to show that not everyone has to be perfect. The stores only have mannequins that are tall, thin and perfect, it's time that they start putting different body type mannequins in the store. We try so hard to fit in and be perfect because we don't want to be made fun of or be see as different. We are all our own person and we shouldn't be trying to be the same as everyone else.

  38. I personally liked both videos. I found them both inspiring. One was a funnier video and one was a more serious video. The more serious video of the mannequins was probably my favourite out of the two. I liked how they were making mannequins for the disabled to show that not everyone has to be perfect. The stores only have mannequins that are tall, thin and perfect, it's time that they start putting different body type mannequins in the store. We try so hard to fit in and be perfect because we don't want to be made fun of or be see as different. We are all our own person and we shouldn't be trying to be the same as everyone else.

  39. I liked the first video more, it sent a stronger message and told a empowering story
    I think people try so hard to fit in because a general human instance is to be accepted. Fitting in, is seen as right. I don't think somebody decides it, it's more people decide what it's not. There is not one 'perfect human' but there are many ways somebody can be imperfect. It is very accepted that nobody is perfect, but flaws of people are so commonly highlighted.

  40. I liked the first video more, it sent a stronger message and told a empowering story
    I think people try so hard to fit in because a general human instance is to be accepted. Fitting in, is seen as right. I don't think somebody decides it, it's more people decide what it's not. There is not one 'perfect human' but there are many ways somebody can be imperfect. It is very accepted that nobody is perfect, but flaws of people are so commonly highlighted.

  41. I liked the first video more, it sent a stronger message and told a empowering story
    I think people try so hard to fit in because a general human instance is to be accepted. Fitting in, is seen as right. I don't think somebody decides it, it's more people decide what it's not. There is not one 'perfect human' but there are many ways somebody can be imperfect. It is very accepted that nobody is perfect, but flaws of people are so commonly highlighted.

  42. I liked the first video more, it sent a stronger message and told a empowering story
    I think people try so hard to fit in because a general human instance is to be accepted. Fitting in, is seen as right. I don't think somebody decides it, it's more people decide what it's not. There is not one 'perfect human' but there are many ways somebody can be imperfect. It is very accepted that nobody is perfect, but flaws of people are so commonly highlighted.

  43. I liked the first video, Because Who Is Perfect the best. I thought it brought a new perspective to the typical question of “what is perfect?”.
    Though really if you think about it, what is perfect? Who gets to say who is perfect and who isn't? Personally I think we all try so hard because everyone wants to be someone's idea of perfect. I do believe “perfect” exists though I don't think it is one specific person, trait, etc. Perfection, like beauty, to me, is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone is perfect, though not everyone you ask may agree.

  44. I liked the first video, Because Who Is Perfect the best. I thought it brought a new perspective to the typical question of “what is perfect?”.
    Though really if you think about it, what is perfect? Who gets to say who is perfect and who isn't? Personally I think we all try so hard because everyone wants to be someone's idea of perfect. I do believe “perfect” exists though I don't think it is one specific person, trait, etc. Perfection, like beauty, to me, is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone is perfect, though not everyone you ask may agree.

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