A Stop to Body Hate

Learn to be Confident

Murray, NEB.-From a very young age kids who are higher on the weight scale are told everything that’s wrong with their bodies. They grow up to believe that they are too overweight to do the things that they want to do. Adults, peers, even strangers like to comment on people’s body weight which causes things like depression or low self-confidence. When people are told things a certain amount of times they start to believe it. Doctors tell you you’re overweight and need to do things like exercise or go on a diet. School bullies tell you that you should stop eating. Parents tell you to eat less, friends tell you maybe don’t eat so much next time.

People tell you everything that’s wrong with your body but then expect you to find the positives after they just pointed out every negative aspect of you. Your weight doesn’t determine what kind of person you are. You could be the skinniest person out there and be the most shallow or you could be an overweight person and be the nicest and most loving person out there. I’m not saying this applies to everyone in the world. You know the saying: don’t judge a book by its cover? Sometimes I believe that saying was meant for this exact topic. It affects people from a young age and even well up into high school. I am constantly comparing myself to other people at my school and I know that other people experience the same things too. People weren’t meant to be the same shape and size if that was the case the world would be very boring. Learn to love and accept your body for the way it looks.

Remember this: “Do not speak badly of yourself. For the Warrior within hears your words and is lessened by them.” ~David Gemmell