Everyday we struggle with our identity; constantly trying to define ourselves, until we are truly comfortable with who we are. But, does that ever really happen? Are we ever truly happy with who we are?
I know that there have been times in my life when I was not happy with how I looked. In this judgmental society, that feeling can last for a long time. We are surrounded with images of what “beauty” is and this can cause self-doubt, low self-esteem, poor values, and depression.
Have you noticed that everyone that has had plastic surgery, no matter their race, look alike?
They really do… because they are trying to make themselves fit into a certain mold, when in reality, they were all beautiful before their procedure.
…the price of fame…
There are so many doing anything possible to look perfect! It is heartbreaking, because this causes every girl next door or average looking girl (whatever that means), which is most of us, to feel that they need to get plastic surgery to fit into the standard of beauty.
‘Without surgery you are not beautiful,’ is the message this sends.
For those that can’t afford plastic surgery, they desperately seek out funding to support an unnecessary procedure to “fix” themselves…
Plastic surgery should not be the cure for low self-esteem.
Confidence is internal, and no external procedure is going to give you true confidence yourself because in the end, we are get older and our skin will sag. Plastic surgery cannot prevent this. Will you be confident with how you look as you age?
Life happens; the media, popular culture, the “standard of beauty” in America, have caused us to hate what we see in the mirror looking back at us. I believe that our confidence and self-esteem levels are like riding a roller-coaster … constant ups and downs… we may never be completely happy with who we are or what we look like, but it is more important to focus on your journey of loving who you are, bettering yourself every day, and spreading love to those around you!
We all have imperfections, but you have to find the beauty in your flaws because they are what make you unique.
uniqueness = beauty
© 2018 Ta’lor Pinkston, LADYHOOD journey, LLC
“The hardest battle is to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else.” -E. E. Cummings.