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Self acceptance? Or just plain arrogance?

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We are funny creatures.

The past couple of years, we have been holla-ing (like Beyonce) that we should learn how to embrace our body shapes and love ourselves. We are told to learn that our personality is amazing. We are also told that we are all beautiful.

I love the fact that we have been told this, and as someone who has had self esteem issues in the past, sometimes I do take a step back and think, “I am not that bad”.

But then, Samantha Brick emerged from her rock to exclaim that she is just TOO beautiful to be able to live a normal life.

There is a difference here. Beyonce would never say this. She would accept that she is beautiful, but that there are also parts of her that are not. So she chooses to ignore them, and love her good bits. But she would not go around saying I am just too beautiful (even if she thinks it).

But now someone else has joined the trend.

In the Daily Mail, an American girl called Dana Adiva, has claimed that ‘it sucks being pretty’.

I am sorry, but if one of my friends said something to me like this, with no hint of sarcasm whatsoever; they would be disowned.

I like my friends to be happy, and I admit, my friends are good with picking each other up. I moaned about being pale to my friend, and she just simply said: “But you suit being pale, I am jealous of that”. I always repay her by saying how much I love her generous-sized rack.

What I am trying to say is, embrace your positives, ignore your negatives. But please, there is a difference between self-acceptance, and arrogance.

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