I was scrolling through Health.com yesterday and fell upon this article:
To say I was annoyed that this happened to her is an understatement.
To say that I’m annoyed that this is constantly happening in our society is an even bigger understatement.
When did we get health so disgustingly confused with physical appearance?
Whether it’s about how a woman looks in her dress at an event (by the way, if I’m going to be vain, Pink looked beautiful and I can’t believe anyone would ever think to shame her appearance)…or whether it’s about getting back that “body after baby”…I’m just so tired of it.
I rarely seek out this kind of media anymore because it’s not only encouraging these photographers/writers/haters to be so unrighteously critical, but it’s not good for my own self-image either.
Listen America, can we please just stop judging each other based on how we look on the outside? Health is utterly important, but physical appearance is not an indicator of someone’s health or happiness status. So instead, how about we start supporting each other in living happy, healthy lives? How about we quit analyzing the way a person appears? How about instead of “ways to lose 5 pounds” it’s “ways to prevent illness” or “ways to have more fulfilling days?” How about we stop shaming and start encouraging.
Let’s start seeking inward, looking at hearts, actions, and intentions.
Let’s start truly caring about people.