Living Without Shame – How We Can Empower Ourselves | TEDx TAUGHT ME THURSDAY
It is easy for us to live our lives mundanely conforming to the statistics and approvals of other peoples perspectives, and worse yet, we are usually oblivious to this fact. Yes, our physical appearance sends the first and loudest message to anyone with the eyes to see but we often forget that we are more than just flesh and bones, useless vehicles, we are so so much more. Society says skinnier is better, look a certain way if you want to be accepted by the populace, do not have hair here, or don’t have stretch marks and stomach folds as if these aren’t the simplest and most ornate traits of being gorgeously human.
How many people who are skinny and scientifically ‘more attractive’ are actually genuinely happier in our world today? It all honestly boils down to how we look and feel on the inside, our personal relationship with ourselves and whether or not we shamelessly accept ourselves for all that we are, for true self love is the only true sustainable transformation we can give ourselves, and if we do not attend to this most intrinsic duty first, we live empty lives trying to seek validation from a society which could never care less.
This weeks Tedx Taught me is on the self proclaiming topic of body positivity. Are six pack abs and toned thighs the true budding prerequisites for true happiness and living harmonious lives?? ‘How do we handle self-perception when our bodies don’t match the ideal social image? The answer is to find a way to live without shame.’
‘Greensboro native and dancer, whose viral video, “A Fat Girl Dancing,” sparked a national conversation about body image.’ ‘She has launched the No Body Shame Campaign and now has her own reality show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life that demonstrates her success in her own personal journey toward a positive self-image.’ Whitney Thore speaks to us about how to live full lives of genuine acceptance, without the scrutinizing impositions of shame.
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