Ladies, there’s nothing wrong with trying to present ourselves in a pleasing way. There’s nothing wrong with dressing nicely, enhancing our natural beauty with a little make-up, or adhering to a fitness regimen to maintain a healthy body. But in our culture, we are often persuaded to change ourselves to fit into a model of perfection. And natural perfection is just unrealistic.
And so, we wear lots of make-up to cover the flaws, exercise or starve ourselves to be skinny, or we wear revealing clothing so that we are more sexy and appealing to the opposite gender.
We do all of these things so that others will like us, find us attractive, and make us feel good about ourselves. But do we really feel good about ourselves? I mean, if we have to go to such extremes, how could we even like ourselves? We’re hiding who we are, right?
The media plays a huge role in promoting this unrealistic standard of perfection. It’s often achieved by photo-shopping what’s real and turning it into a fantasy. And Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat agrees.
In her most recent music video release for her song, “Try,” Caillat reminds that we’re all beautiful, and that we should learn to like ourselves the way we are…naturally.
Check out the video below and ask yourself if you like you.
Ladies, what did you think about Caillat’s music video? Do you like you?