Have you ever felt like you had to compete with those around you, or that you weren’t good enough? Maybe you brought this feeling upon yourself, or perhaps it was brought on by someone else. In a recent conversation, a middle aged woman mentioned that her relative makes frequent comments about her appearance.
“You wear the same style shirt all the time. Your accessories are too flashy. What happened to your hair? Makeup would fix that.” While we’re at it, let’s not forget the media’s constant promotion of size 0. This is what is wrong with society. This is a major cause of why people starve themselves, hide in the darkness, get plastic surgery and commit suicide.
Why do people feel that they have to look a certain way, or dress according to what’s ‘in style’? What style? Clothes are clothes. There is no such thing as the fashion police, so fret not. You will not be ticketed for wearing whatever is comfortable to you.
If you wear your hair straight and everyone else has curls, who cares? It’s your hair. Wear it how you like it. After all, it’s on your head, not theirs. If you want to go without makeup, then so be it. At least your reflection won’t surprise you in the morning. It also won’t surprise the person who wakes up next to you.
Fresh faced beauty is, in my opinion, the best anyway. Enjoy the freedom! Why are people so afraid to be themselves? Men don’t wear makeup (well most don’t) and they’re handsome just the way they are. You should be happy with the real you.
Criticizing people for their appearance or attire is what causes them to lose self esteem. They are made to feel that they are not good enough, often times by their own family or friends. Those are the people who are supposed to be encouraging you, not destroying you.
When people are so quick to criticize others, is it because they are not happy with themselves? I think so. The ones who are the most critical, are usually the same ones who are terrified of people seeing them in their natural state. Unfortunately, some people push others down in an effort to lift themselves up. That’s not the way it should be. There is no right way to look and no one has the right to tell you any different. Not your friends, family or the media.
People are made to be different. There is no one else in this entire world exactly like you, and that is wonderful!
If someone criticizes you, remember that you are not them and you are not supposed to be. You are you. You are uniquely beautiful.