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Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls


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The Problem with Society

I’ve figured out how to distill the problems of society into one single sentence.  Are you ready for this?

The problem with society is how pervasive the problem with society is.

That sounds circular, and it kind of is, but think about it.  If you try to fix one of the things wrong in this society, you’re hindered by all the other things.  And if, by some miracle, you do manage to fix it, as soon as you move on to something else, all the other problems around what you just fixed undo all your work.

As an example, which also happens to be the thing that inspired this post, I want to tell you what recently happened on Facebook.  A friend of mine shared a picture I liked.  It happens a lot.  I wanted to share it, but it had a single word of profanity on it.  So I made my own version.

This was the picture I shared.   The wording of the original, however, was ‘F*** society’, which I didn’t think belonged on my wall, as though I that that word was appropriate.

The friend who shared the original commented on mine: “I was hesitant to share it for exactly that reason..!”

Yet, she still shared it.   It hit me, in that moment, how, while sharing a picture that combated one of society’s problems (namely, the brainwashing of young, beautiful girls into believing they are overweight), one can still be participating in many other societal ills.

Profanity.  Even if you were ‘hesitant’, you still shared it.

Laziness.  I made a clean version and shared it.  Took me five minutes, total, with no challenge.  Anyone could have done that.

The ‘Somebody else’s problem’ field.  This contributed to the first two.  This is probably the biggest problem with society right now, if I had to pick one.  And yes, this is a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference.

What I’m basically saying is, society can’t be fixed one issue at a time.  It needs a complete overhaul, an about-face, a 180, willing or unwilling.  Unless it all changes, none of it will.


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Valentine’s Day Special: Singleness and Beauty

February 14th.  The day of St. Valentine.  A day when the corporate world can pawn off cheap chocolates and cards on the unsuspecting masses for far more than they are worth.  A day when couples feel like they have the right to unrestricted Public Display of Affection and when single people feel neglected and alone, and often scorned for being single.

There are so many girls who don’t feel loved in this world–a shameful amount–and Valentine’s Day only makes it worse.  So this post is for all the single girls out there, and even the ones in relationships who don’t feel loved.

Girls, first of all, you shouldn’t feel bad about being single.  It doesn’t mean you’re any less deserving or less beautiful or less wonderful.  I want to share a quote with you before I start ranting.

“Girls are like apples…the best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think there is something wrong with them, when, in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree…”
― Pete Wentz

This is so true.  Just because the first guys that come along aren’t willing to try for you doesn’t mean you’re not worth it.  And just because no guy has hit on you doesn’t mean you aren’t loved, even if you live in a broken home.  God loves you, and so do I.

Another thing: never for a moment think you’re anything less than beautiful.  Each and every girl is a magnificent, unique creation, and you need to think of yourselves that way.  Simply put:  You are beautiful.

And you know what?  You don’t need to wear lots of makeup to be beautiful.  I’ve seen girls at school, and I thought they were good-looking, but nothing spectacular.  Then one day, they come to school looking absolutely gorgeous, and I comment on it to them.  It turns out, they were rushed out of the house and didn’t get to put on their makeup or anything.

All the time I saw them before, they were wearing so much makeup that it hid their natural beauty.  Girls all have an inner beauty, and it shines out through them.  The more makeup they wear, the harder it is to see.

I guess that’s all I have to say.  Just.. Believe me.  You’re all beautiful.

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