Self-acceptance? Yes, you?ve heard it all before.. one of the most often spoken about topics for both young and older women, and even for men these days. Social media plays one of the largest and some would say detrimental roles in achieving universal acceptance of oneself.
The influences of Facebook and Instagram have had staggering affects, especially to young teens because of the increasing number of celebrity, fashion and fitness icons. I think that these ?icons? have the intention to display their own beauty and talent and set of skills? but have unintentionally set a standard that those living a ?normal life? simply cannot live up to.
The only way to relieve these pressures is to understand the UTMOST IMPORTANCE of self-acceptance; what it is, and why it is essential to life.
What does it really mean to have fully and wholly accepted oneself? It could mean not comparing yourself to others? rather using others as inspiration and admiring them for their qualities, whilst ALSO loving your own. Having fitness and fashion icons is not a negative thing, it may be used for stimulus to better and improve your own life and confidence. BUT the danger lies when you compare yourself to the point where it draws out all remaining self-confidence confidence.
Self-acceptance is also knowing that there is beauty in diversity and difference. A world full of identical, symmetrical and ?perfect? women would firstly eradicate all meaning to the word ?perfect?, as everyone would become identical? but secondarily be the most boring and dreary world of faces and bodies. It is always interesting to meet beautiful and exotic faces and to cherish that there are thousands of types of noses, lips, jaw lines and skin ?Self Acceptance – An Important Truth?, and that there is NONE of these more superior than the other.
My personal belief, and what I have come to discover as a woman, facing the same problems as any other? is that loving yourself and realizing also that the way you look does not determine your value, or what you are capable of achieving in life? is the most IMPORTANT life lesson. One you actually accept this to be the most important truth? it will be harder to live the days of your life hating yourself and unhappy with the blessings you have been given.
?Self Acceptance – An Important Truth?