Insecurity: The Bread and Butter of The “Fitness”, Beauty, and Fashion Industry

10 Apr

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They say you will be your best self. Your most confident self. You will be light as a feather. Sexier. More successful.

But at what cost?

It’s difficult enough for us to believe in ourselves and exude confidence without someone else shoving their unrealistic and money-driven viewpoints down our throats like cough medicine for a sick baby. We are told that no matter what we do to better ourselves, we always need to do more. Our best is never enough.

There is a pill, powder, clothing article, shoe, cream, and drink for every one of our “imperfections”. Something to hide behind. Something that tricks ourselves into believing that we are improving something.

But improving what exactly?

Every appearance-targeted industry knows that there is no such thing as perfection. But they will always tell you that there is. Or at the very least, convince you that you need what they have to offer in order to feel good about yourself, or to look better. They will feed lies to you until you are sitting in front of a pile full of things to hide yourself, wondering where your parents went wrong and what your mom must have been smoking when they made you.

Listen to me. Beauty comes from the inside. Call it cliche if you will. But the only way to feel good about yourself on the outside is to feel good about yourself on the inside. At the end of the day, confidence comes from self-acceptance. Striving for improvement is one thing, but striving to be different due to a lack of appreciation for the person you are is nothing short of destructive.

Stop putting money into the pockets of those who tell you that you aren’t good enough. Save it for building upon the things that lift your spirits and strengthen your self-confidence.

FILL IN THE BLANK: I could afford to cut __________ out of my life to help me focus on what is really important.

Go!!

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3 Responses to “Insecurity: The Bread and Butter of The “Fitness”, Beauty, and Fashion Industry”

  1. F. Mohr April 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Hey, good post! I wrote on the same topic about a week ago.
    http://lifehardcore.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/consider-this-a-rant-but-aint-it-the-truth/

  2. Jac Guillory April 12, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    Great post

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