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As a young adult, I wanted to be slimmer, to be more attractive and funny, witty and everything desirable. It’s safe to say that those wishes were never fulfilled according to my dreams.
Did I suffer for it?
Luckily I married a man who never made me feel that I needed to improve on any aspects of me, my body, or my personality. This was that big thing that gave me the confidence to start being comfortable in my own skin.
As I grew older, I realized that the opinions of others didn’t matter at all where my self-image was concerned. But it does take years and wisdom to realize this important fact.
Now, if I want to lose weight, it is for improving my health.
If I want to dress up, put on makeup or jewelry, it is to please myself,
And if I want to get a new outfit, it still is for me!
Now I am completely okay with what I am, how I look, and how I think. I didn’t get here overnight, rather it took me a few years to accept myself for what I am and how I look.
It is totally worth it to achieve this acceptance of oneself! To know our limitations and learn to love ourselves. If we won’t accept and love ourselves, why would others?