We’ve all been there. We all have questioned ourselves about the way we look, the numbers on our scale, our bad hair day… What I think is shocking though is how insecure young people are. Not sure if it is because I’m kind of paying more attention to it being a mother now or if it has become worse.
What are we actually doing to ourselves? What are we doing to our children? How much pressure is too much? How much exposure is too much and how can we balance it out? How can we get control over this harsh environment our children are exposed to “thanks” to the amazing technology we have available nowadays?
I think it fits what I posted earlier about all the little things we can do. The little changes we can do. Piece by piece create a “friendlier” environment for us, for our children. Be the role model they actually need. Be kinder not only to others but to yourself as well.
I think this is the kind of superhero we all need in this world. The one that is breaking out of what is put upon us and decided that other values than beauty are important. We need to be that superhero. For ourselves and most importantly for our children. Leading by example. As Meaghan Ramsey says in her talk we need to start with highlighting other things than sizes 0 and so on. We need to change the focus from what’s on the outside back to what actually is hidden in the inside. Again it’s all about respect, values, smarts, ideologies, visions.
This superficial world has to change. Instead of looking for a superhero who will eventually appear from somewhere we need to become one.
We don’t need superpowers for being such a superhero. All we need is the confidence to change something. Change this tiny little piece in our actions. And eventually we will get there…
Please watch this powerful TED Talk and let me know what you think…
“About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.” – Source: TED