Real Beauty!

I have a movie review coming up soon but I still need to write it.  I feel like sharing yet another video this Saturday morning.

Last night as I was playing my favorites playlist on YouTube, it lapsed into a long commercial and when I came back I only watched the ending of it and it had a very nice meaning to it.

A very meaningful experiment  at Dove about how we perceive ourselves compared to how others perceive us.  I guess its that most people like to criticize themselves especially their appearances.  This drags us down.  A few of the results that the people who joined into this experiment ended off with very meaningful quotes (which I will write at the bottom after the video). Check it out 🙂

“It’s troubling. I should be more grateful of my natural beauty.  It impacts the choices in the friends that we make, the jobs we apply for, how we treat our children. It impacts everything. It couldn’t be more critical to your happiness.”

“Our self-perceptions are generally kind of harsh and unbecoming one really. Its not how the world sees us.”

“We spend a lot of time as women analyzing and trying to fix the things that aren’t quite right and we should spend more time appreciating the things that we do like.”

This is an issue in my life.  Its not that I don’t appreciate what I have, but I am always criticizing my appearance.  Always finding a way to improve myself and at times it’ll make me see less of who I really am and it’ll burden me.  This regards a lot to our beauty, outer appearance, but it can apply also to the inner beauty and in general terms of how people (they specify on women) see themselves.  I work on that a lot…learning to see my real beauty, and to be truly happy with ourselves.  Our happiness affects those around us who care and love us.

To me, that was quite inspiring…

Do you recognize your real beauty? How would you describe yourself?

13 thoughts on “Real Beauty!

  1. I’ve been eating disordered since I was 11 – I was in recovery for 5 years and relapsed last year. At this point, when it comes to physicality, I honestly have no idea what I look like. At all. I mean, I can tell you I have red hair and green eyes but that’s it. I don’t know that I’ll ever really know what I look like. As for inside beauty, it took me a long time to come to terms with who I am (and I’m still working on it) but I’m much further along than I was – before I was one of the most self-destructive people you’d ever meet, now not so much which is kind of nice. 🙂 Great post, Kim!

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    • I’m happy to know you are not self-destructive as much. Thats always good. I used to be a bit like that, but my self-esteem was low for a long time and I really didn’t see any good in me. I try to see past it now and so far its going good 🙂 I don’t think I’m beautiful or anything, but hey, at least I don’t put down myself as much. Thanks for sharing Misty! 🙂 Keeping working on it and being awesome!

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  2. Well, I guess I don’t look at myself as anything but Jack. Don’t get me wrong, I look after myself quite well (ie. exercise, good night’s sleep, healthy food, etc.). But when I look into the mirror I see Jack. I’m not sure if I’m looking for beauty either. I don’t know, am I making sense?

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    • I think you are making sense…what I think you are saying is that you see yourself as who you are. Not focusing on the perfection or imperfection or whatnot, but straight out who you are? I’m just taking a guess here..haha

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      • Haha…yeah, I suppose that’s how I look at myself. I mean, I don’t look in the mirror thinking I could look better or in fact look worse. I guess I’ve never focused on that. Gosh, these existential questions are always killers for me! lol

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