Mirrors are essential to every home. They help us in our daily mundane lives, though we rarely ever really appreciate their usefulness. From the moment we get up at night to the time we ready ourselves for sleep, we almost always seek for a mirror to take a look at ourselves. Mirrors reflect to us how we look, how clothes fit us, and how things fit. People always love to know how things look on and with them. It gives us the chance to appreciate and be thankful. There is something to be said about how, after a day of straining our eyes, looking at everything else in the world, we know that we could always also look at ourselves with the help of a handy mirror. Everywhere you go, there are almost always mirrors present. There are clear mirrors that reflect perfectly the image of the thing or the person in front of them, and then there are also tinted mirrors that serve as either classy decors, or as a barrier for a bit of privacy. Mirrors are part of our daily lives without us even consciously recognizing them.
During the earlier times, mirrors were only owned by the royalties and the rich people of high ranks. It was believed that they are the only ones worthy to appreciate themselves back and gaze themselves at their reflections on the mirror. The mirror symbolizes self-appreciation, or blandly called as vanity. Mirrors could reflect to us how we look and how we present ourselves. It presents us how we carry ourselves and, perhaps, how people see us. This is why people of great beauty almost always have great influence, either good or bad. Aesthetics are important to human beings. In a world where beauty is vital, and where all things beautiful are desired, mirrors gained its central place. Image has become everything nowadays. Thus, people who care for what others think of them would always have a mirror at hand, just so they are assured that they do look presentable enough for the public tastes. This is pretty evident especially with the girls these days. In the bathrooms of almost all girls, there would most definitely be a bathroom mirror cabinets and bathroom sinks and mirrors present. The emphasis on good looks and dazzling image of the society nowadays could be reflected by the importance that mirrors hold in our mundane human lives. Even in the streets, we see their importance. Shops are mostly made of mirrors these days. With their see-through glass walls, they are able to flaunt the goods they are selling-enticing and persuading the customers through visuals. The use of the glass walls is a strategic utilization of man’s desire for the mirror to reflect what exactly it is that they want. With the glass walls, the shoppers feel as if the walls reflect what ought to be their possessions. Suffice to say, mirrors hold power.
The contemporary society is now enticed fully by these mirrors that surround us. Now, reflection is more important than the real thing. It’s time to think whether that is a good thing or not.