bullying destroyed my self-esteem hahaha
This doesn’t *personally* apply to me, but it kinda hits on how undervalued honesty is in our culture.
We can’t trust the opinion of others, because what if they’re just saying that because they think they’re supposed to? There’s a certain aspect to our culture that emphasizes telling someone they’re pretty or skinny or smart even if they’re not because we’re so worried about hurting someones self esteem. We’re taught to lie to someone instead of offer our opinion in a constructive and respectful way. Or to emphasize the aspects of another person that aren’t as culturally valued.
I don’t care if you’re not conventionally attractive. Are you a good person? Are you kind to people? Do you respect others? Those are the things that matter. And the people who matter, and the people who you should surround yourself with are people who focus on those questions.
Yes, someones first impression is based off of your looks. That’s something completely beyond our control. But if someone is a good person, they’ll take the time to get to know you on a personal level and pretty soon, they’ll realize that you’re a beautiful person and that will make you physically beautiful to them as well.
I know I went waayy off on a tangent from this comic, and I know I didn’t even remotely address the message of this comic (which I completely agree with btw), but that’s what I thought of while reading this, and so that’s what you get from me.