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Your Suicide Happened The Moment Society Made You Feel Ugly.

Your Suicide Happened The Moment Society Made You Feel Ugly.

Image © R.M Drake/ @rmdrk - Instagram

Image © R.M Drake/ @rmdrk - Instagram

Quite a bold statement! Anyone would be forgiven for taking offence for even considering that fault lays with the victims of suicide from cyber bullying for their own deaths. 

Lets look at it from another angle though. Where did the crisis of consciousness start?

Tens of thousands of people every month Google© the phrase "Am I Ugly?" Paying heed to anonymous trolls and keyboard warriors who feed into the worst fears of those questioning their sense of self. 

As humans, Animals or just as any species we are predisposed to rely on an engrained habit in our DNA to keep our blood line running. We search for the mate most likely to offer us strong offspring who in turn will have the best chances of continuing the blood line. Advertising and Marketing plays on this. 

In order to sell us products, we are shown a sexy, perfect lifestyle that each product provides us with. We very quickly start to judge our own lives against these perceptions of the perfect life. 

Living on social media, watching people on holiday more than us, with nicer clothes than us, better hair and skin. Perfect teeth and botox. Forgetting these people start their day the same as us. Skipping breakfast, pulling their underpants on one foot at a time. The parts of life that don't seem to inspire new followers. Forgetting these posts they share are paid advertisements of products and services. Social Media Is NOT Real Life!!

It seems most posts I share focus on how we see ourselves. Every face I have ever photographed had beauty in it. Every single one had a different beauty to the next. Do you need to be a model? A winner in the genetic lottery? No. Do you need perfect teeth or perfect porcelain skin? No. 

Your face, is a mosaic of those who came before you. The faces and facial features you loved as a child. 

My post on what it is that makes us feel so uncomfortable when being photographed is linked here. 

If you are finding it hard to see the beauty in yourself. Looking on the outside is the wrong place to start looking. It's what is on the inside that counts applies to you too! 

So to find your beauty. Just look a little deeper. When you find it, be sure to share it with the rest of us. 

If you are finding it difficult at the moment or need someone to talk to. Click the links below to connect with someone who can help. You deserve a long life full of lessons and love. 

How you walk in the skin you wear is your decision. Why not embrace it? What other choice do you have?