I mostly agree with you...But some people have a really bad self-image. They may have possibly been ridiculed or teased about their weight or looks by jealous people or bullies, so for most of their life they've probably been wondering, "am i really ugly?" "am i really fat?". And no matter how many times someone says "you're so gorgeous" and "you're so skinny", it doesn't matter, because they will always remember what people said to them. It's hard to get over...This boy I had a major crush on in fifith grade called me fat once, and that really hurt me. I'm actually not overweight...I'm average-weight, completely healthy, and 'so pretty' (as my friends say) and both my friends, family, and doctor have told me so many times! So many people have told me I'm beautiful, 'lucky to have such clear skin', and that I 'have the most extroardinary natural hair-color' (lol), but I still don't feel as confident as I could because in the back of my mind I hear that guy I really liked telling me, "you're fat" as a child. Point is, it's a tough thing to get over and people want to know the public's view/impression of them. Some people think, "my friends and family HAVE to say that about me! but what do strangers REALLY think I look like?" and they need validation of their own good looks. In my perspective, America (and most of the world for that matter!) has become too obsessed with material things and superficial things like being anorexically skinny and beautiful so that they can "look like a supermodel", who is, in reality, air-brushed! Our society is MUCH too focused on the outside of things; aren't we all supposed to look the same on the inside? So aren't we all really beautiful? Thanks for bringing up a really good question..lol...and sorry if I got "too deep"; I can get carried away sometimes! :D
I'm only 13, and proud of it!
· 1 decade ago