I've read some of the stories on here and it breaks my heart. I know people can be cruel, but some things I've read has been unbelievable.
I want to say that I joined this experience because of how I feel for myself. My constant trouble with the face I see in the mirror has been around my whole life.
So this is my story:
I've always been told I was pretty. People would walk up to my Mom and while I was with her and say it.
I would be so upset when this happened and my Mom never understood. The truth was I thought if I was so pretty why did I never have a boyfriend? I never did really. I didn't date.
No one ever wanted to date me.
No one ever asked.
The phone rarely rang.
I went through a very awkward stage and yes I had glasses. I got contacts in the 9th grade and I felt better but still no one paid attention to me much.
A woman once told my Mom that when I grew into my looks I would be stunning.
I finally did in my 20's, but I still have received no attention.
Guys just don't approach. Sometimes they look but they never approach me.
I am the outcast. A girl completely confused in a world that tells me I'm attractive but is alone. I never understood it and I still don't.
I dye my hair blonde, I tan at the tanning bed, but it never changes.
Now I'm overweight and I have felt how the other half lived. No one is rude to me, but I feel even more invisible then I ever have. I think that is so sad. It's my body, but yet it's like everyone thinks they have a right to it.
NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO COMMENT ON WHO YOU ARE. NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO DICTATE WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK LIKE.
I'm 31 now and the weight I have gained I can lose. The truth is now and I want everyone to know this: it doesn't matter what the hell anyone thinks of you.
Regardless of what you believe in, the world is going to keep turning and we're all going to reach that moment at the end of our lives, and the people that loved us the most, that saw each of us for who WE ARE, not WHAT WE ARE, will be there.
I'm sick of the competition. I'm sick of trying to be what people think I should be.
I'm me, fat or thin, ugly or pretty, I'm me, and if someone doesn't like it, there's the door.
In the end, there are people who are not going to like you, there are people who are going to think you're ugly, there are people who are going to think you're fat, too thin, etc., truth is there are people who you won't be able to please, and really who gives a damn?
Karma is full circle and you'll find the people who hurt you so will get theirs. In this life or the next. Life will take care of them, so we need to take care of ours. The best revenge is success.
Some of the most influential people in the world may not have been beautiful by society's standards, but THEY MADE THEIR MARK ON THE WORLD........and so can you....