Happy Thursday everyone! As humans, we often struggle with being confident in ourselves and have trouble admitting out loud that we are good at something. I think it’s bogus that we feel the need to downplay admitting our talents in order to follow social constructs.
This morning in my digital media productions class, we had to edit pictures of ourselves, and in preparation to do so, my professor took pictures of everyone in the class. As everyone opened up his or her picture, the class collectively let out sighs of exasperation and began groaning about having to look at their “imperfect” faces for the next hour while we edited. This made me realize that humans struggle seeing how great we really are.
You might be thinking that it is in ill form to admit you think you’re pretty, or tell people that you are really good at playing guitar, but honestly, we should be able to do that. This does get tricky, however, because some people get carried away and brag about themselves endlessly. I’m not condoning bragging, I just think people should be able to shamelessly admit out loud that they are having a great hair day, or that their smile is really great, or that they are actually really good at organic chemistry. Going back to my class this morning, there is no reason everyone should have been squirming about editing their own face. Everyone has things that aren’t perfect about them, but that is why we are humans. Our flaws are what make us special and unique, and in my opinion, the more flawed you are, the more interesting you are.
Getting down from my soap box here, I just really wish it was socially acceptable to openly admit you think you’re great and not sound like a jag bag. Human beings are incredibly smart, beautiful, and capable of great things, and we can and should admit it every once in a while.
Have a great end of the week, and thanks for reading
Go shamelessly tell someone how great you are!