Fuck Loving Your Body

I just read a blog about how people feel a lot of pressure to perfect their bodies, and then feel more pressure because they don’t love their bodies, and they should. The blog implied that people should feel free to love their bodies, or not, as they preferred.

Seriously? Grow up. Get over yourself. It’s not about you. I get so tired of reading this drivel. Yes, advertising is designed to lower your self esteem so that you buy more products, which supposedly will increase your self esteem. Stop reading the magazines.

Probably, your body has a lot of parts that really suck. Either they look bad, or they are prone to illness, or they are sensitive, or whatever. You might have parts of your body you like too- I personally happen to have a fantastic ass.

Let me let you in on a little secret- no one other than you gives a shit. And you shouldn’t either. There are way more important ways to spend your time and energy. Invest a small amount of time in hygiene and flattering clothes, and then move on with your life.

Instead of focusing on self esteem, loving your body, holding hands and world peace, you should focus on how you can make someone else’s life better. What have you done, today, during the last hour, that makes someone else’s life better?

If you start focusing on other people, you won’t be so sucked up into pointless conversations about how fat your ass looks or how zit infested your forehead is. Not only that, but you will have better things to talk to other people about then how ugly you think you are. Surprise! Talking about that bullshit brings other people down. It’s a count against you. By indulging in talking about your body, you are making the world worse instead of better. Be better than that. Get over yourself. Do something with your time that matters, instead of reading Cosmo or looking at Facebook ads. You have it in you to contribute something to the world. Get to work.

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  1. I had to laugh about the comment about nobody else caring, becasue that is SO TRUE! Nobody else notices either, unless you point it out to them, and even then they will usually not care or notice. I think we waste so much energy focusing on strange little things like thighs or butts or noses or hair that really should be spent on enjoying ourselves, creating happiness or just having fun. You are right that nobody loves everything about ANYTHING either, so why should we feel pressured to love all of our body?

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    • It’s easy to lose sight of how trivial all of it is, and get completely caught up in a cycle of “I don’t look good enough” followed by “I should love myself more! I’m failing because I don’t love all of me!” I want to encourage people to step outside of this cycle.

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  2. I just found this great blog on a similar theme, for anyone who may be interested. http://nottakennotavailable.com/2013/04/12/im-not-beautiful-and-thats-fine-by-me/

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  3. Thanks for linking to my post! And your post pointed out something I hadn’t considered–what with certain venues (*cough* women’s magazines *cough) talking about self-esteem building tips alongside giant teasers to look inside for information on how to flatten your belly? No wonder women here have such a warped view on appearance.

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