Real Beauty Is Not Hard to Find
I have posted this video link before, but it merits another go around.
Dove Soap created a fantastic video about how women perceive their beauty. They report that "Women are their own worst beauty critics. In fact, only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful." How sad that fact is.
I photograph a lot of women with the purpose of making them look beautiful. I have found that regardless of how naturally beautiful a woman is, many can't see their beauty when they look in the mirror. They focus on one or more things about themselves that they don't like and become obsessed about it. It then becomes the definition of how beautiful they are, or, as most see it, they aren't. And it is usually something very minor. Something that almost everyone else would never consider a negative. But they let it define them. It changes their self-perception and, as a result, their happiness.