The Better Version of You

10 Mar

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I find it kind of ironic that a People Magazine commercial plays a song by Bruno Mars called “Just the Way You Are”.  The song is playing with the lyrics “You’re amazing…just the way you are…” as photos of all different celebrities are flashing by on the screen.  The reason I find it ironic is because so many celebrities have had plastic surgery and have changed who they are to become a celebrity.  I also think it’s sending the wrong message to young kids and people of all ages, for that matter.  It gives people this false idea that celebrities are naturally perfect when it’s simply not true.  I think most non-celebrity women could look just as beautiful as them if they had a stylist, a make-up artist and a brilliant photographer who can also photo-shop out all their flaws. 

We live in an era where everything is supposed to be perfect; our skin, our hair, our nails, our careers, our lives.  I’ve read that social media is actually making people more depressed because they are comparing their lives to others.  Social media tools make it easy for people to pretend like their life is great.  They post interesting photos and brag about their careers while others watch and compare themselves and feel like they aren’t achieving as much as other people their age. 

The simple truth: everyone has flaws, everyone has bad days, and no one’s life is perfect. 

No one should compare themselves to anyone else.  Maybe you compare yourself to someone else who is doing something that in your heart you want to do, you just haven’t thought that you actually had the capability or talent to do so.  I just recently started actually going for things that I want, and it’s amazing what a difference it makes when you find yourself on the right path.  Everything changes. You can only be yourself.  You should never try to be someone else because when you do, you’ll lose who you are.  And it may be harder to find your way back than you think.

And that person who you think has everything?  Chances are…they don’t.  Even celebrities aren’t perfect.  They may have money, fame and glamour but that doesn’t make someone happy.  If you think you’d want to be rich and famous, just remember everything that comes with it; No privacy, no personal life, having to be “perfect” at all times. 

We are all human.  And as humans, we make mistakes.  We aren’t perfect.  We cry.  We yell.  We accidentally drop sh*t, maybe break a glass or two (on purpose or on accident, depending on your temper).  And if you think that you’re not that great, change what you don’t like about yourself.  Every day can be a sad struggle, or it can be fun and beautiful. 

Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not; it comes across as fake.  People can see right through that.  Real people, anyway. 

The moral of the story: be yourself.  And be the best, fastest, hottest, smartest you that you can be. 

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One Response to “The Better Version of You”

  1. TheDisfigured March 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Being yourself can hurt. Those who can’t deal with that become beautiful shells that are meant to be admired, then discarded.

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