The Pressure to be Perfect16:20
Has anyone noticed how bitchy girls are these days? Especially teenagers; I have a 13 year old daughter and over the last few years I have really experienced some unacceptable behavior in young ladies and it got me thinking, where is this coming from? What are we breeding here, a bunch of self-loathing, ill-mannered & downright nasty people that’s what.
I believe this really stems from one main thing which is imposed on children from such a young age; The Pressure to be Perfect. These impressions last a lifetime and are extremely hard to shift once the seeds have been planted.
We are not promoting self-worth or love or acceptance and confidence but pushing these young children to be something which in my opinion is damn near impossible; Perfect!
What’s wrong with teaching children to love themselves a bit more, accept their imperfections and learn to praise each other rather than criticise?
These feelings don’t stop after puberty; that pressure continues into adult life.
I met a group of empowering, strong, beautiful women over the weekend and since we met we instantly clicked and have decided to try and stay in touch. We have set up a group chat on Whatsapp and it really is like therapy because they all have stories to tell and support to offer and for once it is nice to find women who don’t judge and are all struggling with various problems yet they can offer advice to others rather than mean words.
I am a real advocate of trying to be the best version of me possible and live in the here & now, I am on a journey and the road may lead in many ways – I’m just gonna enjoy the ride!
Let’s spread the Love rather than Hate and communicate before it’s too late!
Teach that to your babies… it’s free and the gift is priceless!