This I Believe

Kati - Hinton, Oklahoma
Entered on April 30, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

Do you ever feel self-conscious? Who doesn’t in today’s society. Everywhere you look you see skinny celebrities or models. It makes it hard for girls to feel good about their body image. Skinny models and celebrities have girls and women both wanting to look like them, and most of the time they try to achieve that goal in an unhealty way. Girls look up to these unhealthy models and celebrities, and it causes these girls to get eating disorders. Then boys and men both think all women should look like these skinny women, which is not a very easy thing to do unless you are just blessed with a small frame.

I believe you have to be happy with yourself and accept yourself for who you are. You can try to improve your figure, but you can do it in a healthy way. Not all girls are going to have the same body structure and you have to be happy with what you have and confident about yourself. Everyday I have to just accept myself for the way I am and just try to make healthier decsions. I have to be confident with the person I am and the way I look.

As some unknown person said, “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.” It sounds so cliché, but it’s so very true. Beauty is not in the appearance, but it’s about the beauty on the inside. Being beautiful on the inside will get you farther in life than beauty on the outside. Your looks and figure will not last forever. True beauty comes from the inside. You just have to find your inner beauty, let it shine and you will be the most beautiful person ever. Girls just need to know this and feel good about themselves. People are so cruel and can hurt other people and make them feel bad about themselves. You just have to learn not to listen and ignore those cruel people who are not beautiful on the inside.