"If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?"
- Comfortable: 50 People 1 Question - YouTube
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In the video, the kids all shrugged at first. They all struggled to think of an answer but when they did, their answers were so cool! One boy wanted cheetah legs so he could run faster. One girl wanted teleportation. You could just see her imagining all the cool stuff she would do if she could teleport! Another girl with a face full of freckles, red hair and obviously in that awkward pre-teen stage wanted a mermaid tail. She said, "I like my body actually". When asked if there was anything else she would change, she thought for a nano-second and quipped with a huge smile, "No, just a mermaid tail."
The adults on the other hand could think of many things they would change. Some of them recalled unkind comments about their ears or forehead. Some of them rolled their eyes and barely knew where to start on the list of things they would change about their bodies. It was a painful question for them to answer and painful to watch them sort through their feelings about their bodies. One beautiful woman said, "She never felt quite adequate." Her comment got me the most. It was so sad and telling and typical of so many women.
Wouldn't it be great if we stopped obsessing about the things we can't change - like the size of our forehead or our height - and concentrated on inventing a teleporter! A teleporter would be useful not just because you could go back in time and erase eating all that Halloween candy, but because you could go forward or backward in your life and hear all the stupid shit you worry about for no reason. You could see that you ARE adequate and then some!
Normal chubby women have a lot of responsibilities. We have errands to run, people to take care of, events to organize, stories to hear, stuff to clean, dogs to walk, and a billion things to keep track of.
That shit gets a lot harder to do if we are weighed down with feelings of inadequacy or self conscience-ness.
The last adult in the video was a senior woman with lively eyes and grey hair and lots of laugh lines. Her comment was that if she changed anything about herself then, "I wouldn't be me!"