This I Believe

Jessica - Sierra Vista, Arizona
Entered on February 1, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
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It’s What Is On The Inside That Counts.

Everyday people of the United States look in the mirror, always seeing the worst of themselves, never realizing that they are fine the way they are. People try to change anything and everything about themselves; no one has enough confidence in themselves to let themselves know that there are no changes in the world that need to be made. Why, I ask myself, do we the United States have to be perfect. No one person is perfect! We need to be proud of who we are inside and not care about what’s on the outside.

We see ourselves as a little over weight at times, or we have the wrong hair, eye, or skin color, or listen to the wrong music, or wear the wrong clothing brands, and think it’s going to be the end of the world. Why should it matter what we look like, who cares what we look like, are we really trying to impress anyone but ourselves?

Ya right! We all hear things like that as we grow up, but are they really true? Everyone cares about what they look like; it gets worse as you get into junior high and high school, pressure about what your friends think and how they act. We all have to look a certain way, act a certain way, or we won’t be accepted, but why. Why should it matter?

I’ll tell you why, because have you ever seen Nicole Kidman looking badly, or Eva Longoria not looking her best? Because they always look perfect, it puts added pressure on those who don’t always look their best. And because they look perfect it sets the standards for society. But at the same time we expect them to look like a million dollars, with all the money they make. So again why should average people try and be something that they are not. We don’t have the money to try and be what we aren’t. We as a society need to understand that we are just fine the way we are and that nothing in the world can make you feel better about yourself, except yourself. And that the world is not perfect, no one is!