I Am Ugly
“I Am Ugly” is a very short video (only one and a half minutes) from RCLBeauty101 that holds a very strong message.
Please watch the video here before I make any more comments. The full transcript is at the bottom of this page too.
Doesn’t it just bring it home clearly that we say negative things to ourselves that we wouldn’t say to anybody else or even our younger selves. We are often our own very worst critics and this is the source of most of the problems in our lives. We are being completely unfair to ourselves and there’s no need to be this way. It’s better to look on ourselves with the gentle love we’d offer any small child in front of us. We’re worth it.
Using the term “ugly” is a very harsh self criticism and such a simple thought (“I am ugly”) is so widely damaging to our lives. And it’s such a relative term – “ugly” compared to what? All of us are beautiful. Some may compare more closely to the imaginary standards that are propagated in society, but that doesn’t make those people any more beautiful than anybody else. We are all beautiful precisely because of what we are.
Full Transcript – I am Ugly
My dark circles are literally too dark to put concealer on.
My lips are literally so small.
And my nose is so big.
And my eyebrows are so bushy.
What else is wrong with you, Rachel?
I’m you when you were little.
You said my dark circles were too dark, my nose was too big, my lips were too small, and my eyebrows were too bushy. What else is wrong with me, Rachel?
There’s nothing wrong with you.
No, go ahead, Rachel. Tell me everything you hate about me.
No, I’m not going to do that.
That’s exactly what you’re doing to yourself right now. Tell me my stretch marks are ugly!
No, I can’t.
What do you think about the scar near my eye? What do you think about my hairy arms? Or my ugly feet?
They’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
Then why can’t you say that to yourself?
“If you wouldn’t say it to yourself when you were little, then why would you say it to yourself now”