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Reflection in the Mirror

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Smart phones and social media have made us all obsessed with looking good 24*7. Being glued to the screen is a common sight with teenagers and their parents alike nowadays. Added to it the age-old fixation with fairness, getting the perfect ‘model’ body and being beautiful in a way that has been beaten into our minds since childhood are making us suffer with self-esteem issues more than ever.

Whatever happened with ‘beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’? Have we forgotten the concept altogether? I would cheer someone on who sweats it out for good health and a fit body, but is starving yourself while following some current diet fad or going under the knife to ‘enhance’ your own beauty really necessary? Wouldn’t the mirror remind you of the part of you that has gone forever every time you look at it?

True, to each his own. I’m nobody to sermon anyone on individuality here. I do believe though that if we want anyone to love and respect us unconditionally, then we must begin that with ourselves.

What do you have to say about this? Do you agree with me? Share your thoughts with me!

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48 Comments

  1. Totally with you on this Varsh. I am one of those who started on keto diet and gave up in 2 weeks as it didn’t make any sense. I think self love is vital for a happy mind.

    1. Same here. I did all kinds of diets and instead of feeling good I was depressed. I gave it up. Self love isn’t limited to looking good.

  2. Well said Varsh. You have to love yourself first, be comfortable in your own skin. If anything, seeking validation from others will just leave you feeling empty.

    1. There, you said it. Thank you so much! Why seek validation from others at all?

      1. Exactly!

  3. snehalboricha says:

    I agree with your views! Glad you came up with this post!

    1. Thank you, Snehal.

  4. Absolutely! Totally agree with you and love your blog. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Tripti.

  5. Loved your views…. Sometimes, in this Facebook and Instagram world we get so focused on the external appearances that the internal beauty just doesn’t seem significant

    1. The sad part about internal beauty is that it cannot be photographed and takes time to explore. Who has so much time now?!

  6. Thats sotrue. I agree with the thoughts you shared here. I never get bothered by anyone who says I look plump or bulky as far as I am happy with myself.

    1. I know what you mean. I ridiculed myself for the way I looked and then one day, I just stopped. Why bother when I have a mind that is far more worth knowing!

  7. Well said, I strongly agree with you. Great post

    1. Thank you so much!

  8. That’s very important trend You have raised as in rush of following the trends we all are loosing our originality

    1. You are so right. Originality can never have a replacement.

  9. worldofmakeupmagique says:

    Self love is utmost priority… totally agree with you

    1. Thank you so much, Deepika.

  10. Loved reading your post. Very interestingly penned down. I am agree with your thoughts that you shared here. We should be confident about our own personality and never bother about what others are commenting about you

    1. Thanks, Minakshi. Self-love is the most important thing and we shouldn’t compromise on that depending on what others think.

  11. henajose says:

    Having a fab body is great, but not at the expense of sculpting or Fad diet

    1. Right! We all want to be perfect but must realise at what it is coming.

  12. completely agree with you, we need to have a healthy body, mind and yes need to keep our souls happy.

    1. Thank you, Jhilmil.

  13. my very thoughts when I see people go through extreme measure to look perfect! Why can’t we be perfect just the way we are!? It’s all because of the constant social pressure I say.. people should let one be as is – because then they would just be! love this post!

    1. More than social pressure it is the need to fit in the perfect mould. Not everyone is created to fit set notions.

  14. Very Beautiful blog gal.. Loved reading it..

    1. Thank you so much. 🙂

  15. I agree.. till you are not overweight, their is no need to get on a diet just to get a model type of figure!

    1. Yes. Do it for good health with proper fitness goals. Else you are good the way you are.

  16. I believe in healthy lifestyle and healthy body including weight.Enjoyed reading this.

    1. I believe in the same, Amrita. Thanks for reading. Glad you liked it.

  17. Loved your perspective.. more than looking good we should atrive to stay healthy and happy, there is more in life than what meets the eyes..

    1. Exactly. A healthy mind in a healthy body is more important than a stressed mind in a perfect body.

  18. Papri Ganguly says:

    Absolutely agree with your points. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Glad you liked it, Papri.

  19. Beautifully written !! We need to respect ourselves first. Great post????

    1. Thank you so much. Love and respect should begin with us.

  20. I truly believe in that. We cannot love others if we don’t love ourselves.

  21. Trystwithvanillagirl says:

    Your closing lines speak it for all. You can only give others what you already have that applies to Love too. Loved reading this post

  22. Wat ever change we bring in ourselves has to be mainly to us not anybody & everything will fall in place.

    1. How true that is. Thanks for your comment.

  23. If you want to be healthy and look fit, then you must sweat it out. I am against the new fads of effortless quickies. I read about this lady who has gone under the knife more than 60 times to get that perfect look. It has become more of an obsession than the need to just look perfect.

    1. The perfection word is beyond me, Perfy (pun unintended). ????
      Going under the knife might serve the purpose temporarily. What about the side-effects and efforts to maintain ourselves after it? Isn’t it easier to simply sweat it out logically before itself?
      P.S: I’m yet to reply to some of your comments. Will do so soon. Sorry much for the delay. ????

  24. Fitness is good but obsession is not. I think its about accepting and loving your own body.

    1. How right you are. Keeping fit is a healthy lifestyle but making it an obsession is taking it a bit too far.

  25. I agree with you Varsh and one shouldn’t starve to look good but rather be healthy which matters the most rather than following this Size Zero obsession.

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