Who are you?
That is a question society asks us everyday. It also asks us why we aren’t covering up our stretch marks, why we aren’t wearing makeup to hide our acne, and why we are ashamed to be ourselves.
Our society is bad at a lot of things, however the one thing it’s good at is making us feel worthless.
Everytime we go online, we’re bombarded with pictures of “perfect” women and being told we aren’t good enough until we look like them.
We’re so quick to blame the pretty people. I say that, using the word “pretty” lightly. In my personal opinion, I truly believe everyone is beautiful. However, society will be quick to tell us otherwise.
The one thing us as humans don’t really comprehend, is that pretty people can be insecure too.
Being insecure is a feeling, not a fact. It’s something we feel about ourselves. We tend to zoom in on our imperfections, even though they are what make us beautiful.
I’m not saying this just about women either. This applies to everyone.
Nowadays, we tell boys that they’re not capable of showing emotion. We believe all males are full of themselves and don’t understand what it’s like to feel bad about themselves.
That is simply incorrect, here’s why.
Remove the labels for a quick second. Strip away the gender and just replace it with “human being”. Now, we’re all the same, right? We all feel things. We all go through waves of emotions. Life is a rollercoaster for everyone. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Males shouldn’t be looked down upon for being insecure. They also shouldn’t be looked down upon for struggling with their mental health.
Recently a football star, whom goes by Andrew Luck, retired suddenly. It was fast, unexpected, and people were angry.
He came out and said he was struggling. He had a list of injuries and genuinely needed time to focus on his mental health and his family.
Many fans, who were disappointed, were quick to create chaos. He was shamed for leaving out of nowhere, to better himself. I even read an article about how he’s a male and is supposed to deal with it.
That right there, is what is wrong with society.
Mental health is a very important topic that people don’t take serious. Instead, people make jokes and poke fun at the diseases. Many consider it to be “dark humor”, but in reality, it’s just simply wrong.
We have unlimited access to social media. That in itself is scary. People use it in ways that are toxic. We spread hate and even have the option to do it anonymously.
When are people going to understand that something isn’t right? When are we, as a society, going to admit that we’re damaged? Once we own up to our flaws and imperfections, we can begin to heal and grow.
Beauty is not what reflects on the outside. Beauty lays within you and your heart.
You are not the voices in your head.
You are strong, beautiful, worthy, and amazing. You’re capable of so much more than you know.
Society will tear you down. It’ll push you to the floor and run you over. You have the power to stand back up and to let your roar be heard.
This is your time to prosper. This is your chance to be heard. Break those broken walls down and build stronger ones up. Become a better you.
Be yourself in the mist of uncertainty.