When I first viewed this picture, Gabby almost looked like the Statue of Liberty there..in the sea green garment and if she were just holding a torch in her hand….For a long long time, the multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry and the media defined what beauty is. Because, according to them, 99% of us are “ugly” and need their products to “improve” ourselves!! Yeah, right!!
But, how about just loving yourself- regardless of what you look like? Let’s face it folks- most people WILL judge you- whether you deserve it or not. Innately, most folks are self centered, egotistical bigots! I don’t have a problem being honest about it, because too many people refuse to be honest about the real issues- and that is obvious to me. They would rather ignore it, smile, and ‘keep on swimming’.
How people perceives our appearance seems to be a statement as to how our brain happens to be wired and not a judgment of other person’s worth. If we can’t see the beauty in someone, that is our loss.
You know, confidence is sexy. I’m not posting meaningless platitudes, either- I mean it. A fat person who feels sexy, in spite of the hate and venom they receive, and goes through life under the notion that ugliness comes from behavior and not appearance, will always be ten times hotter than any thin person/fit person who lacks confidence and acts utterly repugnant, under the belief that sexiness is a body type and nothing else.
Halting your life because other people tell you to does nobody any good. Gabby doesn’t and so, she gets it right. Nothing changes if nothing changes. Don’t keep doing the same thing, in a different disguise, and expect the world to evolve. We have to MAKE it evolve….it won’t happen on its own! So, get off your lazy butts, endure the discomfort, and do something you’ve never done before; sit by someone that you wouldn’t normally sit by; say hello and start a friendly conversation w/ someone ‘your mind wants to judge’; pick up some trash; treat ALL people with respect.