• Insecurities

    by  • July 18, 2011 • * Safe for Work *, Inspiration • 10 Comments

    Dear young naïve girls,

    I’m sorry that we have forever changed the perspective of your mind, conformed it to be just like rest of society. I’m sorry that we made you feel like no matter how hard you tried to change yourself to look perfect, it never seemed quite good enough. I’m sorry that we made you feel like beauty is everything, that looks are all you need to feel loved, wanted, special, and unique in this world. I’m sorry that you will always look in the mirror and see flaws because of the ones we covered on our models. And i’m sorry that we allowed men to believe that it is your duty from now on to always look younger, thinner, tanner, taller-impossible perfection.

    Although we may be cowards, afraid to show the world that we are all born with imperfections and pretending to be something that doesn’t exist, it is your new duty to look for the hidden beauty that lies within. Be the best of your potential, never give up even in the moments where it seems the only solution, make a difference in this world, and never let anyone make you feel any less then you are; then, you shall be the true definition of beauty.

    Sincerely,
    Every beauty magazine ever made.

    10 Responses to Insecurities

    1. josey c.
      July 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      THANK YOU SO MUCH

    2. Mel
      July 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

      Every girl who has ever felt down on themselves should read this

    3. Chelsea
      July 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      So true and so helpful!

    4. Kelsey ponder
      August 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      thank you. thank you so much for this.

    5. Meghan
      August 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      I LOVE this. Thank you so much.

    6. Whoa Whoa Whoa
      September 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Ok, I rather agree with this letter. In fact, I believe it is an absolutely necessary letter but there is one thing that was equally unnecessary:
      “And i’m sorry that we allowed men to believe that it is your duty from now on to always look younger, thinner, tanner, taller-impossible perfection. ”

      What? It might not be entirely false but it is definitely not true and come on, the tone in which it is said implies that it is not true the other way around. Come on people, there is a reason why there are hot guys on every poster and not nerds.

    7. B
      September 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm

      Agreed^ All guys need is some physical attraction to get hooked in. Any girl denying they are the same way is either a saint, or lying. Also, personality may allow us to ‘trick’ ourselves into thinking someone’s more attractive than there generally perceived.

    8. Shannon
      September 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      ^ Um i respectfully, completely disagree. Same thing goes for guys. The guys who have six packs and toned muscles are the also the reason men think a huge way to win girls over is to go to the gym, play sports, and be the tough guy image. Okay, that can be nice and all for some girls, but what about the guys who actually have depth and don’t focus on superficial things..who don’t necessarily look like a geek or nerd but don’t fit the ‘fit guy poster’ mold. You don’t have to be a saint or lying to yourself, they can be decent looking and have an amazing personality that makes them seem like the most attractive guy to YOU.

    9. Becca
      September 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      Reading this letter (by the way i LOVED it soo much thank you!) i see where the writer is coming from.
      What do you think of those women who always feel they need to look younger so they get plastic surgery and botox to keep up, or the even the young girls who always feel the need to be skinnier so they develop eating disorders?
      I don’t believe that you should necessary “let go” of yourself and eat greasy junk food all the time and become obese and expect men to find that attractive, but i don’t think that you should always feel the need to continue on things to better your appearance when you should learn to accept yourself the way you are. THAT IS WHATS WRONG WITH OUR WORLD NOW

    10. Mon Mon
      September 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      lovelovelovelovelovelove. i just think that the standard and pressure girls & women are put under these days is only getting bigger and i see that constantly more with women then men. the end:)

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