What do you see?

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Am I thin? Am I fat? Am I big? Am I small?  Do I look ugly? Is my nose too big? Am I too tall?  Am I too short?   I am sure you have heard of at least one of the above questions at least once if not more.   Or you may have said them yourself.  I know I have.  There is nothing wrong with those questions, its just when it messes with you your whole entire life that is becomes a problem.

Look around you – whether it is the television, fashion magazines, or pageants – there seems to be this quest for the perfect body that is acceptable by the rest of the world.  Companies sure do well selling anything and everything helping to get that perfect body.  Nothing wrong with that either.

Confidence from within does not just affect girls, it affects boys as well.  When choice of career, the friends you hang out with and the food you eat all has to do with how you see yourself – you wonder how can one small thing affect your whole life.  But that is just the point – it is not small – it is HUGE – and that is an understatement.

So how does on combat that? What can you do to make sure that you have confidence to make the tough choices in life? Some have that inner drive that help them stay on the straight and narrow but what about the others?  It is important that you have a supportive family.  It is important that you are surrounded by friends that support you not put you down.  It is important to focus on the big things in life that make a difference like character and integrity that define you and not the outwardly things like looks and status that could be here today and gone tomorrow.

Most important is that you need to love who you are as a person. You are unique and there is nobody like you and I would not change on thing about you because I love you just the way you are.

2 Responses to “What do you see?”

  1. Malini says:

    Yup I am on the same plane as her. People sure can go overboard about the body image issue – it takes a lot of self confidence to ignore what everyone is saying.