Today morning there was a discussion on one of the radio stations about how looks are given importance in our society. Its a bitter truth, still people judge most of the persons on their looks. The listeners were asked to share their experiences. I did share mine.
I am short and have always been on the plumper side since my birth. I have grown up in small towns where somehow the outlook towards life is still limited. I have been ridiculed, targeted, ignored only because of my external appearance. Now I am confident in my skin, but during teenage years a child is very vulnerable. I had withdrawn into a shell and had lot of confidence issues. I wouldn’t socialize because of the fear of being ridiculed. Much later, in my 20s when I had lost some weight, had a wonderful husband who loved me and still loves me the way I am, did I become confident about myself. Now I teach my kids to love themselves, be confident in their skin, and accept themselves as they are.
Its a pity that society judges and mocks a person on his/her weight, height, complexion, economical strata, academics, and what not. Since the time a child is born people start commenting on gender, complexion, looks, abilities, and all such superficial things! When will people actually learn to accept and love a person as he/she is from within?