Why Can't We Accept Who We are?

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Why can’t we accept ourselves for who we are?

I ask this question because recently a friend of mine noticed a tiny growth just under her nose. It was so small I hadn't noticed it. She had had it for at least a year. I had met up with her at least five times which just shows you how unnoticeable it was. My friend attended a family gathering and people picked up on the fact that she had this growth and actually started to ridicule her about it. Of course, this made her paranoid and she began seeing things that weren't actually there. The result of all of this was that she visited her GP who advised on a course of action to remove it. She has been using medication which has left it looking unsightly with a bit of an open wound. However, I only really noticed it when she pointed it out and was dabbing at it with a tissue.

This has made me a little bit cross because if she had been left alone, she would not have had to go through this whole painful experience.

I don’t even understand why these so called close relatives were looking at her nose in the first place. They seemed to have missed out on the fact that they had this gorgeous ‘inside and out’ member of the family, who would put herself out to help just each and everyone of them!  

It made me think what gives people the right to judge and criticize. Nothing is ever perfect. We really have to celebrate our uniqueness. How boring a world would it be if we were all perfect? We really have to be supportive and loving of each other and show that we will always be there. When we are not these things, it can be damaging with consequences. I've given up on wondering how I look or what people think of me. If you don’t like what you see, that’s your problem!

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