They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
But what happens when the beholder is you? And the subject of that beauty you behold is the person in the mirror? Does that make you strong? Does that make you weak?
As someone who’s seen the effects firsthand of what our image driven society has created, I know the pressure can be immense.
The pressure to succeed and be top of your class in school.
The pressure to be the best at sports and get that scholarship to college.
The pressure to fit in with the cheerleaders and sports stars.
Or just to fit in at all.
There’s the bullying. And now cyberbullying.
And often the parents are the worst culprits. There are those who want their kids to be what they were not in high school (the jock or the popular kid). And so the message their kids get is that is what they have to pursue if they want their parent’s attention.
And often it is those that do excel. Those who have the discipline and focus to succeed. That perfectionism and feeling of not ever being good enough, that drives them forward toward excellence, is also what can drive them to the depths of depression. And sometimes that turns into anorexia or bulimia.
This video is both an insight into the depths of that world and also a view of a way out.
Everyone’s journey is different. But it is inspiring and thought-provoking nonetheless.
Like it and share it to spread the message. You never know who that next person you might be helping is. Make that difference.