“You look beautiful.” “You have a great ass.” “You’re hot.” “You should consider cutting back on the sweets.” “You don’t seem like the kind of person who works out.” “How did you manage to get into those jeans?” “You should probably tan." “Snow bunnies or no bunnies.” “Here, take an extra serving — you need it.”
What about personality? The wonderful thing about being human is that there is more to us than an outer shell. We are diverse creatures capable of emotions and thoughts.
I have never been the thinnest, tallest, fittest, or the most athletic. That’s OK. Pizza is cool, too. I have fluctuated in weight and form over the years, but who doesn't? It’s called life. I have relatives who have gained as many pounds as they have wrinkles and spots, but that doesn't make me love them any less. As long as they are the same person inside that I know and love, what is on the outside shouldn't and doesn't matter.
Yeah. I've had my moments of vanity. We all have. I recently had an awesome hair day. But my hair is hair, and it had no impact on me as a person or my ability to function normally. So it doesn't matter. Who actually cares? I don’t let it consume my attitude or time. It’s hair.
Don’t get me wrong, if your aesthetics contribute to your confidence and attitude then good for you. I’m also all about looking professional and dressing the part. At the same time, I’m still the same person when I wear a blue shirt as I am when I wear a green shirt. So if there’s ever a not-so-perfect day, it’s OK. You’re still the same wonderful or horrible you underneath.
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Our bodies are as individual as our personalities — no two are truly alike. They are also temporary and ever changing. Since birth and until death, our figures and forms constantly evolve. So why do we obsess about our aesthetics? If you don’t like
something then change it if you can. Make changes if that’s what you want, not because it’s what other people want.
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