This might be my second post related to body confidence.If you haven’t read the first , just click the link below.
So, there have been times, when my friends around me keep whining about their body and how uncomfortable they feel in showing their skin. I tremble at the mere idea of their discontent that compels them to go on a strict diet , compromise on their food , exercise rigorously just for the sake of feeling confident while wearing shorts or crop tops or bikini. To some part , I do appreciate their efforts in reducing their weight or getting in shape , but I am piqued by their reluctance to wear what they like in the way they are. Rather than focussing on getting slimmer or getting bustier or having that ideally perfect 36-24-36 size , why not focus on staying healthy and eating healthy.
You might say, it is easier for me to talk about all this shit, but trust me , I was way too skinny during my school days and even my junior college days.I gradually started putting on some weight during my Bachelors’.And a gentle reminder to all the people out there , the torture suffered by underweight people weighs as miserably as that endured by the overweight people.Undeniably, an avalanche of remarks and judgement and criticism and what not! Critics are anyway born to hurl derogatory words at every second thing they come across, right?
This is just not limited to the size and shape but also to the looks , the appearance. Like, a person is never satisfied by his or her own looks. Lets say this is a very natural human tendency to keep grudging about looks. People with fair skin intentionally get tanned and those with whitish or dusky skin wants to get a fairer skin tone.Now , if we thoroughly analyze the whole situation , the whole whining and grudging could be blamed on “comparing”. It’s so not uncommon to compare yourself with others.There would be so less percentage of people who openly accept their insecurities , their flaws, etc.
Well, if you are wondering, what makes me qualified to preach the “self care and self love” lessons, let me tell you , I got loads and tons of stretch marks on my calves, on my butt, but to be honest I have never tried to hide them. Mainly because I didn’t know how to hide when I was young, LOL!. And talking about now , I feel matured enough to accept my stretch marks , the way they are.I mean as far as you’re putting on the foundation/concealer (I’m not a make up artist to know this shit) to cover them JUST for the sake of enhancing your beauty and clearly not for hiding, its perfectly okay, I would say. I got pigmentation around lips, an uneven skin tone, slightly darker underarms, etc. And I am absolutely okay with it. Gone are the days , when I used to complain about these flaws and imperfections on my skin and on my body.
So , here comes a ‘Friendly Reminder’ – You would be just caught in a web of lies by following models and celebrities on social media and fantasizing all the photoshopped pictures of their plastic body.You must know, they feed nothing apart from a steady diet of misinformation and fantasy.So the next time if you’re stupefied by Kylie Jenner’s picture on Instagram, remember that you’re gonna have paroxysm of fear due to the trouble distinguishing fact from fiction.
Steady the buffs and love yourself!
I hope I didn’t make you feel like ”engulfed in burbling inanities”.