Part 2. When it comes to appearance, our self-worth fluctuates. It is worse than being on a rollercoaster. How on earth are we supposed to manage those fluctuations about how we feel, 🤨 how we "must" look, and what we "should" wear 🤦🏽♀️ when our competitive culture, marketing strategies, social networks, and the media, put so much emphasis on being skinny, looking young, and keeping up with fashion trends.
So wrinkles, gray hair, and boldness are unacceptable? If you are overweight, then you are not beautiful? If you don't have the "right" accessories, clothes, makeup or hairstyle you don't fit the group?
I'm not saying not that being skinny, looking good, and keeping up with fashion trends are bad things. On the contrary, if it makes us happy go for it.
What I am saying is that don't let social conformation determine your self-worth. Having extra pounds, gray hair, wrinkles, being bold or wearing certain clothes does not make anyone ugly. Trying to fix those things may temporarily boost our self-esteem, but we will look much better when we learn to accept who we are. We cannot rely on our culture to define what beauty is, we are going to define it based on our own criteria. I am beautiful and I look good because my creator made me that way, and with that I am content. 😉😊
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