My dad never gave advice.
I always assumed it was because he was never good at it, but now I know
that it’s because, when he does, it’s probably something that will be really useful to me.
My dad lives a simple life. He doesn't take things too seriously. That’s why I believe he is so wise.
I rolled my eyes when he constantly told me, “Don’t apologize.”
“Ugh, you’re such a man,” I told him time, and time again.
That’s the thing about advice, if it has to be further explained, it provided you no real lesson.
I didn't understand what he meant by this, until someone put it into
perspective for me. She was talking about bullying. People will always find a reason to pick
on other people. This does not make you any less of a person.
You don’t owe anyone an apology for taking up
space, and existing. Live your life how you want to, and never apologize to anyone.
Now, we’re not saying if you wronged someone not to apologize. Don’t be a dick.
Swallow your pride, and say you’re sorry.
Never, ever apologize for who you are. If we were all the same, this
world would be extremely boring. There would be no art, and no artists, musicians, nothing.
Our differences make this world a beautiful, interesting place.
I chose to make this post today because, every year when the Victoria’s secret Fashion show
airs, I always see posts on social media about everyone wishing they looked different.
If the show makes you feel bad, don't turn it on. It's that simple.
In the wise words of Oscar Wilde,
“Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.”
You don’t have to follow a ridiculous exercise regimen to feel good
about yourself, and you don’t have to jump on the latest fad diet bandwagon. Just be you.
Collar bones do not equal happiness. Strive to be the best version of you possible, not to be an imitated version of a Hollywood creation.
In the December issue of Vogue,I read an article that was rather...
Shocking, should I say? No, not shocking. Articles about fad diets don’t really shock me anymore,
they’re more upsetting. Because, people believe them. And this is where issues arise.
We need to stop telling people if they do this, or if they do that they
will be slim, and beautiful. This can lead to serious eating disorders,
especially in teens. Instead, we need to focus on encouraging people to
embrace who they are in entirety. You are beautiful as you are. Embrace it.
The article was talking about Intermittent Fasting, a diet focused on
caloric restriction. If you can call it that. People live off about 30
percent fewer calories than the recommended daily amount.
“Those looking to live longer while wearing a size 2 have gone from
avoiding certain foods-no gluten or dairy, please- to avoiding all foods.”
That sounds like a recipe for disaster. That is not a diet, that is
putting your body through starvation.
It says research shows that fasting for hours, instead of days tricks
the body into thinking it’s starving- kicking in the benefits of caloric restriction without
People who severely restrict their calories, are more likely to binge
eat as the day goes on. They get so hungry that they grab high calorie, high carb foods.
Your body needs carbs for fuel.
Eat three balanced meals a day. If you want to snack, snack. Avoid these fad diets.
I don’t think they’re just dangerous to our physical health,
but our emotional health as well.
If the fashion show will make you feel bad, don’t watch it.
If an article in a magazine seems to push
generated images, and lifestyles spit out of
Hollywood, don’t read it.
Be your own person, and most importantly, don’t apologize.