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Definition Essay: The Most Common Depiction Of Identity Theft

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The most common depiction of identity theft is the robbery of personal information for someone else’s monetary gain. Based on a range of information gathered from public and private resources, “Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year (Douglas).” Although literal identity theft can have substantial monetary consequences for its victims, figurative identity theft can have even greater ramifications for those that suffer from having their individuality, identity and self-confidence taken away from them.
My girlfriend is a prime example of someone who has lost her self-confidence to identity theft. Whenever my girlfriend tells me how she sees herself, I find myself holding back a wave of blinding tears. I’m sure, for most, beauty is defined and displayed most prominently in the faces and warm, facile bodies of Hollywood, Nashville and Paris; however, for me there is no one as beautiful and genuine as my girlfriend. It is because of this that I find it so hard to believe that, the very same debutante ‘thin’ society, so admired by most individuals has stolen my girlfriend’s identity.
The statement can accurately be made that most individuals worry about appearance in some way shape or form. Whether a person feels too fat, too
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Regardless of her small stature, she is filled to the brim with so much love and kindness, an interior beauty that shines through to her outside appearance. Despite her noticeable attractiveness to those around her, from the smallest compliment flows a river of doubt and apprehension. Simply due to some magazine telling her who she should be, how she should look, or what she can do to look better, my beloved Narcissus was forced into being her Nemesis. The society that brings this beautiful creature to neglect her needs in order to satisfy some misguided envy of ‘fashionable’ models is not a society I particularly
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