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?