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
2 thoughts on “Ugly teeth?”
You have asked a question on Quora’s the first impression on your blog. I don’t understand what you are blogging about, what is your blog about. You need to make it more clear. There should be an About Page describing you. The purpose of your blog and what you cover in your blog.
One more thing is your post title should be more clear. I mean you should change the letter style.
Sayem Ibn Kashem
Founder of FacileWay- Learn Blogging In A Facile Way
Thank you! I have made slight changes just now and will continue to do so, I appreciate the feedback!
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