The other day, my grandmother was drinking out of a coffee cup that said “I am not fat, I’m just fluffy.” After I laughed at what a funny moment that was, I realized how normal it has become for us to literally define ourselves by words like “fat.”
Our culture is incessant on defining us.
He is smart. She is pretty. They are athletic. She is confident. He is likable.
As silly as it may sound, we really do let such insignificant things define us.
We obsess over how our culture perceives us. All the while, they tell us to find ourselves and be unique.
I guess we have to just keep going; keep coming up with new things to make ourselves feel and look good.
Honestly though, I am pretty sick of it because it’s useless.We will have to spend more money, be better, look prettier and do more until we are absolutely empty, broken and exhausted.
Its a cycle that will never satisfy.
I’m not saying we shouldn't be unique or focus on material things. But maybe we could change our thought process and stop doing things just for the perceptions. Their definitions don't have to define us.
Take a moment to watch this video. Everyone defined Lizzie by her outward appearance, but she decided to look at it with a different perspective.
To say I have about a million things running through my head is an understatement. Scholarship applications, work, phone calls, cleaning the bathroom, packing, cleaning more…the list never ends.
If I sit down, I don’t rest. I think about all that I have to do or things I could be doing. Now, if this was just me I might be a little concerned, but most people I know are the exact same way.
Damalie has 17 babies to care for. They all have cloth diapers and no washing machines. She has no money for food or new clothes. Her plans for the weekend are the same as her plans every night: care for the babies.