Insight · Inspirational

Beautiful Differences

At some point in time we all experience some feelings of inferiority. And the truth is that there will always be someone else who appears to have more than we do whether physical or material.

This may seem even more apparent in an era where everything is at our finger tips and social media has become a daily staple. Not to mention the countless apps which help to deliver flawless images so that everyone can have their best on display.

No wonder you find that no one is satisfied with what they have or who they are. The thin want to be thick and the thick desire to be thin. Curly hair gals want their tresses straight and the straight hair gals wet their hair so that it can be curly.

Newsflash. Comparison steals joy.

I remember when I was 14 years old I discovered BET and it was then that I started watching music videos. I had never had a problem with my self image until then. I started to measure myself against what I was seeing on my television, not taking into account all that was going on behind the scenes to deliver the “perfect” finish.

This very topic that I am touching on today is so dear to my heart. My thoughts are often times on that young teen who has been exposed to the cyber world and is experiencing a major contrast between their reality and the product of glam squads and professional lighting teams.

Everything is so surface based and no one seeks to look beyond what meets the eye. A well made up face sometimes masks the hurt that the heart is carrying. In the same way that a well put together outfit can serve as the perfect disguise for a life that is falling apart.

The grass may seem greener elsewhere but nobody’s grass stays green all the time. Unless it’s fake.

Love yourself. Accept the quirky differences that make you who you are. Be authentic. Be sincere. Be you.

Don’t be so hard on yourself. Another person’s shine does not signify the absence of your own.

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