You’re pretty, okay? Stop saying that you aren’t. Just because you don’t look like other people doesn’t mean that you aren’t pretty.
Let’s say, you’re a kiwi, okay? So you are this cute, tangy, little green and brown fuzzy thing that is all squat and round, and sometimes the seeds get caught in your teeth, but that’s okay.
But society has told us over the past hundred thousand years that bananas are the social standard of what pretty is. So what? Some people don’t even like bananas.
There are people out there whose favorite fruit is a pineapple, or pear, or cherry. People who think this is the best out there. And they are all great in their own way. Just because they are all different, doesn’t mean they are not as good as the others. It’s just been what’s engrained into our minds by years of grooming.
It’s okay to want to have more banana-like features, or apple, or oranges, or whatever; and want to improve yourself so you look the way that you want to and feel good about yourself. I am by no means saying you shouldn’t pursue the way that you want to be.
I want you to be who you are, however you want, and whatever is going to make you feel good about yourself. Because it’s not what society says that matters. It’s you. It’s how you feel about yourself. It’s about doing whatever you want to do so you feel pretty to you.
It’s okay to want to be different. It’s okay to want to be a banana. But that does not mean you are not beautiful to start with.
There are people out there who can see how beautiful you are, even if you can’t. There are fruits out there that wish they were a kiwi! So, you may not be society’s standard of what beauty is. And you might not even be your own standard of what beauty is. But you’re someone’s.