Real beauty

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April 18, 2013 by Diana M

Dove’s new commercial is everywhere: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, you name it. And that’s a good thing. Because 1. it’s brilliant and 2. it shows and proves something that many of us don’t even think about that much lately: the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us, which can also be translated into the difference between how we see the world and how everybody else sees the world.

With it comes to self-reflection though, we really do tend to be our own worst critics. Why? Because we’re the only ones that get to live with ourselves 24/7, so we know every little annoying imperfection that we have. We know the exact location of the pimples on our faces, the map of the moles on our backs, the precise nuance of our dark circles; we know every wrinkle, every scar and every little part of our body that has been dominated by fat. We know them because we live with them every day.

The problem is that with each day we tend to overlook the good things because we focus too much on those imperfections. We forget about the beautiful color in our eyes, the bright smile that we have, our awesome skin, luscious lips, smooth back, or nice big round butt. It’s as if we become slightly blind to the wonderful things our body presents because we’re too busy using a magnifying glass on what we think is not quite perfect.

This video shows the immense difference in perception when it comes to looks. And it shows that you truly are much more beautiful that you give yourself credit for.

So next time you look in the mirror, do yourself a favor and look at that beautiful face that is looking back at you. Notice all the little perfect imperfections that make you who you are; know them, accept them, and be proud of them.

Because you really are more beautiful than you think 🙂



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