They say I'm pretty, but why don't I believe it?

Friends, family, family-friends, and random people I don't know are always telling me that I'm pretty. I put a lot of effort into my looks, I try my best to look my best all the time, well when I'm out of the house. But yet, I don't seem to ever believe anyone when they tell me that I'm cute, pretty or gorgeous. I always think they're blind or they're trying to make me feel good. The media has gotten into my head. and I think beauty is when you're slim and flawless. I know that flawless is impossible, but I really want to lose some weight to be thin. I'm not fat, just kinda chubby. :( Why can't I let myself believe that I'm fine the way I am?


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  • I don't think many girls believe when people tell them they are pretty etc. I have been told I was all those things, and I feel super good for like 5 minutes after they tell me but then it's like crash and burn. I look in the mirror and I say nah they were just saying that to make me feel good. I am actually thin, not because I want to be just because I am just built that way. I think girls have the right to blame the media. I always think I have to look a certain way to be pretty. Usually because I see pictures of famous female celebrities, and I hear guys at school saying how hot they are. I don't have the most perfect nose, or the most perfect forehead, and I always think I am so hideous because of it. You don't need to be thin or flawless to be pretty. I saw your pics and I think you are pretty the way you are. But here is what helps me. Sit down and write down all the times someone has given you a compliment about your looks. I write down who said it and what they said. And whenever you feel down you can loo at that. If a lot of people have said it, it must be true right? AND celebrities aren't flawless at all. Many of them are airbrushed to look flawless, and to make girls like us feel bad about ourselves. Here are 2 websites that always make me feel better when I feel down about how I look.

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