This isn’t another one of those posts about how even models aren’t perfect looking where I show you how much airbrushing goes into photo shoots or we talk about how unrealistic the expectations are for people these days. You know that shit already.
What you also know is that thing about yourself that you assume everyone remembers you by. You’re the guy “with the big lips” or the girl “with the cankles” or whatever body part of yours fills your mirror so blatantly…. just glaring back at you with its awkwardness.
I’m not gonna tell you that it’s not real, it’s all in your head. People have already told you that a hundred times. What I am gonna tell you is that you need to get over it, consider it part of your charm. Like Cindy Crawford’s mole, Adrian Brody’s nose, or Joaquin Phoenix’s scar, we have agreed that they are weird features but that’s what makes them exceptional.
There are a million girls and boys who look like each other, trying desperately every day to look more and more average by fitting into a cookie cutter the most precisely of any of their friends. And you know who they date? Other boring people. People who will run out of interesting shit to say after a half an hour. People who view humans as products who are as interchangeable as phones and will drop them at the whiff of a faster, newer, better deal.
Don’t be one of those people. Embrace your uniqueness. Love your awkward.