Beauty Standards Have Changed An Insane Amount Over 3,000 Years (Video)

By now, you've probably seen one of those videos documenting the changing beauty standards over the past century. This video is like that -- only way, way cooler.

Instead of documenting the beauty ideals of the past century, Buzzfeed rounded up a cast of diverse women to model beauty standards as they evolved throughout 3,000 years of history.

While similar videos tend to focus on a specific place, this video zooms out to take a global look at how women's bodies are perceived in different societies.

From Ancient Egyptian beauty standards to our modern-day ideals, this video comprehensively covers it all.

The dramatic changes from era to era serve as a powerful reminder that not only is beauty subjective, it's fleeting.

We've said it a thousand times, but it's time to stop focusing on what we look like and start paying attention to things that actually matter.

Citations: Watch How Much The Ideal Female Body Has Changed Dramatically Over 3000 Years (Distractify )