It’s very easy to let advertisers push you to feel as though you’re not beautiful enough or pretty enough. We’re constantly bombarded by copy telling us we’re need a certain product to be beautiful and the toll on our self-esteem is even worst when these words are accompanied by images of women who have be photoshopped to supposed ‘perfection’ that they are uncanny to themselves as well. However, we have to remind ourselves that beauty is more than just what advertisers portray, you inner beauty is also just important and these wonderful ladies have a thing to say about it:
“I didn’t grow up thinking I was pretty; there was always a prettier girl than me. So I learned to be smart and tried to be funny and develop the inside of me, because I felt like that’s what I had”
What we learn? Beauty is more than your appearance. It is often your intellect and your sense of humour that can make you beautiful.
“Getting compliments is wonderful and everyone should feel beautiful in their own skin. But i get my hair and make up done professionally. For a job. That’s not beauty. That’s makeup. It’s a curling iron and hairspray. What is beautiful is inside you. It’s your creativity. Your intelligence. Your empathy and your kindness to your fellow man”
What we learn? Don’t put your self worth on how you appear, because true beauty is the qualities that make you you.
“If you’re not hot, you’re expected to work on it until you are. If you don’t have a good body, you better starve the body you have down to a neutral shape then bolt on some breast implants, replace your teeth, dye your skin orange, inject your lips, sew on some hair… Instead of trying to fit an impossible ideal, I took a personal inventory of all my healthy body parts for which I am grateful”.
What we learn? The message is simple. Love what you have.