You think you are gorgeous just as you are, but let’s face it – we are flooded on a daily basis with pictures of stars, models and It girls looking flawless.
Pretty much every image you see posted from our pop culture icons is manipulated to look cooler or prettier by a filter or two. Sometimes, actually more and more often, let’s face it – we all need a little help from the App Store to keep up with this ilusionary, artificial World.
It does not matter how you choose to live your life – whether you build a business or work a corporate job; have children or choose not to have children; travel the World or live in the same town all of your life; go to the gym 5 times a week or sit on the couch every night – whatever you do, someone will judge you for it.
It can take a lifetime to learn that just because people criticize you does not mean they really care about you or your choice to do something different. The haters simply criticize and move on.
For one reason or another, someone will find a reason to project their insecurities, their negativity, and their fears onto you and your life, and you will have to deal with it, but the biggest critic in your life lives between your own two ears.
The courage to move past your own vulnerability and uncertainty is often the greatest challenge you will face on the way to accepting your body and yourself. Everyone wants to be respected and appreciated to some degree.
But you have to start with yourself, only thereafter wonder about what your friends will think, what your family will think, and how the people around you will see you because of your choices.