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Self esteem movement

  • 23-03-2023 4:46pm
    Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭

    I was listening to a mother on a train chat to her friend about how she doesn't focus on her daughter being "beautiful". While she compliments her on doing well in school, wearing something nice, she always reminds her she's still worth something even if society doesn't consider her attractive.

    Listening to that it made me think how that's the better attitude. For some reason, society has become obsessed with the idea that "everyone is beautiful". That's obviously blatantly false. There's a lot of subjectivity but that doesn't mean that everyone is considered attractive. Women who are over a certain weight and men who are under a certain height will generally be considered less attractive around the world.

    If our kids told us they were sad that they weren't as smart o fast as X person in the class we wouldn't say "everyone is smart or athletic in their own way", we'd tell them that in life some have different challenges and strengths. Why not the same for appearance?


  • Registered Users Posts: 267 ✭✭Dslatt

    It's because people are babies and others only have x or y because society is corrupt