The perspective of self acceptance: Body Positivity.
Positivity has become the new trending topic in today's digital era. You will see every third person on social media hashtaging it in their posts, posting their 'woke up like this' 'no filter' or 'no edits' picture to show their love for the body they are blessed with.
But what does the body positivity really means?
Body positivity is not some complex philosophy it just mean to accept yourself. Accept the body you are blessed with and just being comfortable and happy in your own skin. It solely means to accept the real you. The most important factor of self love is acceptance by yourself. Society, family, friends or even your partner are all secondary aspect, it's only your own acceptance that matters the most.
The media has filled our mind with the 36-24-36 or the tall dark and handsome stereotype. The very idea of having flawless skin or perfect body makes our life struck in having a unrealistic reflection in the mirror. We become so engrossed in pleasing the eyes of others that we forget about the most important person in our life, our own self. Its high time now for us to stop measuring our self worth on a weighing machine. Every human is different and this difference is the the factor that makes every individual unique.
Personality is most of the time mistaken as looks. Appearance is a part of it,not the whole concept. Instead of focusing on the aspect of outer appearance, it is more important in developing qualities such as self confidence, intelligence compassion knowledge. Work on such qualities and become the best version of yourself. Looks are important but not the only factor that determine your worth .
Body positivity is a simple concept which is an essential element for a individual's mental health, peace and self confidence. Body positivity means to accept yourself the way you are. It feels like, since eternity individual have been insecure about their appearance because of unrealistic expectations and stereotypes of society. This article is a small attempt to change people's perspective about their body and themselves.
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