Friday, February 25, 2005

Girl Feels Poor Vision Has Improved Self Confidence

A girl explained to her friend last night that she felt a renewed sense of confidence since she had stopped wearing her glasses or contacts into the bathroom. She stated that with her glasses on she tended to focus on things like her freckles, pimples, and oily skin, all of which were very difficult to see without some sort of corrective lens. Thus, by removing her glasses prior to situations in which she might encounter herself in a mirror, she had begun to feel better about the way she looked.
Her friend offered that while that was nice she hated to be the one to point out that just because the girl was choosing not to see herself clearly didn't mean that others had the same problem. She reminded her that others actually saw her the way that she would appear if she had her glasses on.
The girl said that she was aware of that, but that it was beside the point. The point, as she saw it, was that she FELT better about herself when she did not wear corrective lenses around mirrors. Whereas she might previously have returned from the bathroom feeling depressed and overcome with self doubt she was now able to return feeling confident and beautiful, which she felt was every bit as important as how she actually appeared.
She'd become more attractive, she said, by simply not being as aware of how she looked.

6 comments:

Gone Away said...

She's right.

suki said...

I guess she won't be getting LASIK. :p

Ned said...

That's why I don't wear contacts to the beach. Well that, and they wash out if you go underwater.
I think she's a very smart girl.

TLG said...

I agree. People will see us as we choose. As long as we're honest about ourselves and the things we CAN change.. why bother with the stuff we can't? If you're born with a pointy chin, or you're suffering from another acny outbreak... what's dwelling on it going to do?

mchz said...

having self-confidence is the way. it's like looking at yourself in pictures. you feel awesome about the ones where you have perfect skin and hair...but you never show the ones where you're say "imperfect" to yourself. but they are pictures of you...similar to looking in the mirror.

cool site btw...

amyb said...

This is off-topic, but I wanted to remark that your abs are coming along quite nicely. I'm impressed with the results from just one month. Can't wait to see future pics.