It’s funny how someone else can be more concerned about your “flaws” than yourself. I took a screenshot of this photo (2015) shortly after replying because I knew one day I would be able to say this- you are not what others say your are.
So my teeth are described as “damn ugly”.
This comment did not hurt me whatsoever. In fact, I felt sorry for this individual who had the audacity to sit behind a screen and type this. Honestly to this day psychology still fascinates me and the way I justified his senseless comments boiled down to his lack of self-esteem.
Am I the only one that thinks my response is hilarious?
Did I know this person? No. Did I care? No.
Clearly from the photo you can see me smiling as if I had perfect teeth. If I can recall clearly.. I don’t ever remember hiding my teeth because I was self-conscious about how they looked. Don’t suppress a smile.. it deserves to be displayed.
There was a time when I actually contemplated not having braces but I do wear them now. However, I’m glad to say it was never about others and how they perceived me that made me make the final decision. I wanted it for myself and that was good enough.
I like to brush these petty comments with humour rather than retaliation because at least you can save your breath for useful matters but when I do respond I try to have fun with my responses (take note of the Taylor Swift reference- shake it off, LOL ). Let’s just hope for the greater good of humanity that his personality has lightened up, but it’s his problem not mine.
I could have easily thrown shade publicly by exposing who he really is, which I know gives some people sweet satisfaction, but doesn’t that make you equally spiteful? I choose to never compromise my values. This post is purely here to show one thing- it’s the way you take the criticism that matters.
I’m not perfect at this but knowing people’s reasoning for their actions and words helps, & the only criticism I tolerate is constructive criticism.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”-Marilyn Monroe