I‘m fat, I’m too skinny, I’d be happy if I were taller, shorter, had curly hair, straight hair. Do any of these sound familiar? Are you used to putting yourself down? If so you are not alone. Everyone has a mental picture about their body and they have feelings and judgments based on this picture. As people get older and into their teenage years, their bodies change in lots of different ways, this can affect how you see yourself, how you think and feel about the way you look and how you think others perceive you. Putting yourself down about your appearance is sadly a common thing among our society. The media makes it quite hard for us to be happy about our self’s. The photo shopped images in our magazines, the size zero models that walk up and down our catwalks; these are the impossible body shapes we dream of having. Devastatingly the children effected by this are getting younger.
Low self esteem and low confidence can lead to big problems in your personal life.
Eating disorders, like anorexia and depression are just some. Depression is sadly very common among teenagers as result of low self esteem. Teenagers with low self esteem tend to cut themselves off from being with other people socially, Stop participating in activities that require them to show their bodies such as exercising, going to the doctor, or swimming.
Our Short film is based on low self esteem and low confidence. The characters in our film over come their low confidence by finding something they like about them selves and concentrating on that. The movie send out the message, Be happy with who you are on the inside and out because life with seem so much brighter.
No one is perfect, real beauty lies somewhere in-between your physical appearance and who you are within. Even if you hate things about yourself which most people do, find something you love about yourself even if it’s deep down and love yourself for who you are. There is no point in dwelling on the bad things in life. Be happy with yourself and make life a whole lot fuller. Remember you have the right to be happy with who you are. Don’t let anybody take that away from you.
Don’t worry, Be happy. (: