I am not but an illusion . . .
I am not a Hollywood model. I am not a Glamour pin up girl. I am me and not the woman in this photo…
And that is all I want to be.
A happy me.
It sort of bothers me when I see women posting photos of themselves that are reproductions of models or Hollywood Glamour stars and not themselves. Some will have hundreds of these photos saved up as profile photos. It’s not the young women who are usually doing this, but the older women. What does this say about a person, what does it represent? A dissatisfaction with themselves? A lack of self love?
It’s something to ponder.
Just be yourself and that is all that is needed to be a happier you.
Practice self love…
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I know someone who does post a photo of herself on a dating website, the photo is her, but one taken a long, long, long time ago. I think there are men who do the same thing you suggest. None of it is good and certainly misleading.
I agree, very misleading. I don’t know why people do this except that they don’t feel good about themselves.
It is good you are happy with the You that you are. Unfortunately, some are not so happy with themselves and I figure – There but for the Grace of God go I.
We are all a work in progress 🙂
I love this post! I think we all struggle with liking ourselves 100% of the time but we should just be happy with being the best version of ourselves that we can be 🙂
Thanks Becca! It’s something I’ve pondered on for quite a while. 🙂
It’s the inner person that counts – for love, health, and happiness!
So true Kim 🙂
Haha do they actually do that? Lame. I have never liked the mask picture. Plus this one has over-processed skin. It’s like a beautiful woman all covered with tattoos. To me it’s a waste. I’m sure you’re beautiful.
Yes, many women do this unfortunately. Thanks! 🙂
Nice insight. Well done
Thanks so much! 🙂
Should have added 2 more words to the comment to keep with the theme. Sigh. Will do better next time. (giggles inserted here)
Insecurity? Low self-esteem? Discomfort? Or perhaps just showind adoration to the picture.
Hard to say, sometimes yes and sometimes no.
aand then there are those who are gullible enough to fall for this tactic and believe these people are sincere. That in itself is the sadness of it all.