"Everyone is beautiful," needs to stop being the posterchild
"Everyone is beautiful," needs to
stop being the posterchild of abused phrases.
Everywhere you go, no matter what the subject matter is, or the
derogatory comment said is, the responses will always be,
"Don't worry, you're beautiful."
"You're not fat, you're beautiful."
"You're not (blank), you're (blank — usually
synonymous with beautiful.)"
Can you be both? Yeah!!! (Fat is not a bad thing. It's not
the worst thing you can be. Don't treat it like that.) Can
you prefer to strive to feel beautiful? Absolutely. The issue is
that this becomes the go-to answer for everything.
This phrase is being thrown around like everyone is a charity
and beauty points will feed the hungry and clothe the
News flash: they don't.
People need to realize that 'beautiful' is not the best
thing you can ever amount to and that they need to stop lying to
others and themselves.
Self confidence is amazing. Being able to look in the mirror and
say, "I'm beautiful," is one of the best things you
can do for yourself.
But, it isn't your safety net. It's okay to strive for
more. This one phrase, repeated over and over by friends and
loved ones will not shelter you forever. Find more in the apple
core that is your life.