10 things to consider
1. There will come a day (there really will), when you realise how crazy it is to place so much importance on your looks and to feel the need to conform. Consider therefore, whether the procedure you’re coveting can be reversed – you may regret it one day. Hard to believe right now I know, but trust me on that one.
2. Use your money to build a LIFE – instead of changing your face and body. Use your time here wisely to better yourself and your opportunities by travelling, training and building a life, you will be so very glad you did.
3. If your aim is to look younger – think – ageing is inevitable, so why waste all that time and money trying to fight it? Your body has been changing since the day you were born and it will continue to change till the day you die. Let it change. Keep your spirit young, it will shine through and the result will be far more appealing.
4. The more you do, the less like yourself you look. This may seem like a good thing to you now, but it’s not. Learning to love and accept yourself is your life’s journey. Don’t waste too much travelling time going the wrong way. The quicker you get to that place of self-acceptance, the more life you will live – really live. Spend your time and money chasing that instead of physical ‘perfection’.
5. By trying to look like your favourite celebrities or instagram stars, you are following a trend and fading into a crowd. Why would you do that when your own face and body is so very unique to you? Make it your thing. You are unique. Own it! Let them follow you.
6. Everyone is starting to look the same! This is obvious when you think of it…if we all went and had a boob job, lip fillers, cheek fillers, extensions and eyebrow tattoos of course we would all look the same…be you ladies!
7. If you enhance your boobs be prepared for a lifetime of staring. No matter how ‘natural’ a look you aim for, it will be pretty obvious they are fake and unfortunately the world is full of men who will think that you paid for those purely for their viewing pleasure. Shouldn’t be that way, but it is. Again, trust me on this one.
8. Once you start a on a journey of self-correction in the physical sense, you will find it very difficult to stop. Your perception will change along the way and you will need just ‘a little bit more’ each time. This is a fact. Do your research.
9. Where does it end? As a race we are evolving all the time, science and technology bring us new discoveries every day – so where does this trend of changing ourselves end? It would be wonderful if we can discover how to grow new limbs or organs to save lives, but what happens if a whole new face becomes available? How do we hang on to our identity then? How do we learn to love ourselves if we can become someone else overnight? We will be a race of very unhappy, very lost souls indeed.
10. Finally, the things you dislike about your face and your body may well be the things that the ‘love of your life’, for example, may love the most. The crinkle of your eyes when you smile, the wrinkle on your nose when you laugh, the way your top lip disappears when you are worried -the curve of flesh above your hips.
What is beautiful now, in the eyes of society, may not be in a few years time.
Instead of changing yourself to fit that ‘look’, why not change your mindset to love what you have and to only change the things that will affect your health or your journey.
Why not say not to the pressure to conform, the societal trends, the need to be the most beautiful, the thinnest, the curviest – whatever it may be.
It has been going on since time began, and it really – really – needs to stop.
Ladies, please pass this one on. It’s dear to my heart.