Society and the media have screwed it up.
To be beautiful, you must be stick thin, wear the right clothes, spend an hour and a hundred bucks on your hair, and do your makeup just right.
First thing: Stick thin. If you are not stick thin, you are fat, ergo ugly. LIES. Filthy stinking lies.
|Let's be honest: the girl in the picture isn't even close to overweight! You're heading for anorexia*, chicky.|
This picture. This picture makes me sad. No one should feel this way. Maybe you are fat, but if you are, don't stress about it unless it's posing a serious health risk. Just be healthy, don't think you're fat or ugly. I know a few people who are overweight, but by no means are they ugly. No one will mind. No one should mind. There are more important things in life.
Second thing: The right clothes. You must have the right clothes. MORE LIES. Honestly, people. You oughtn't look like a hobo if you can help it, but you don't have to spend a fortune or feel like your clothes are not good enough. I mean seriously, folks.
Next: Hair and makeup. Again, you want to look well-groomed. But you don't need to spend hours on your hair. Personally, I don't think it's worth the time. And people always complain about their hair, not to mention other aspects of their looks. People with straight hair wish it was curly, people with curly hair wish it was straight.
|I respect this girl. She is proud of her hair. (maybe too proud?)|
Makeup is okay. Don't put on too much, it's creepy. Personally, I don't wear makeup, because I don't want it or feel like I need it. If you want to wear makeup, go for it. If you feel like you need makeup, you don't. Not really. People who normally wear makeup look different without makeup, but again, people won't judge you, and if they do, they're nuggets. (that is the word I use to replace something more offensive)
And one more thing: don't complain about your looks or call yourself ugly. Please. Everyone is lovely in their own way, and don't think I'm just saying that to shut you all up and make you feel good. I'm saying that to shut you up and also because it's true.
*Anorexia is bad. If you or someone you know is suffering from it, they should get help. And maybe some food. Or possibly medical attention.