I don't get it when someone asks, "What do you find for in a girl/guy?" I mean, do you set standards, find who perfectly meets them, and then push yourself to love them? Because from what I can see, our standards have become someone who is absolute, someone who's perfect; so no one can ever meet another person's standards. We are not born to be perfect, but we are born to be our best selves regardless of what other people want us to be. You are not to impress, but to express.
To feel the need to be the image that society believes to be beautiful is natural for us, because we want to be accepted, and we want to find someone who we will belong to someday. We are deceived that being pretty and skinny or being handsome and having a body built is the only way to be accepted.
We have this mentality that we have to meet society's standards of beauty, yet we are called narcissistic. You are beautiful! And I mean you behind all those concealment. I mean you who boldly dream and think of sublime thoughts, who brighten up another person's day because of your smile, who have inspired others because of your creativity, who are admired by others because of your talents, who become so enthusiastic doing something which you're passionate about, and who face every struggle that comes in your way with great courage and boldness. You are so much more than make-up, photoshop, filters, and age defying products. Never use make-up or whatnot to define you, use it to highlight you.
The truth is, we will never be who society wants us to be, because we have no control of their satisfaction. However, you have control over pleasing yourself. You have the full capacity to satisfy yourself and make yourself happy.
You live not to be the person others want you to be. You are to live your life through your own self.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch
In the comments section, tell me three things you like most about yourself.