I guess this is the biggest decision I did recently, it may not have come through my mind before, but yes maybe now.
This is what I did. I shaved my hair. Nope, I’m not joking.
I guess midnight thought is always so impactful to me. I spend my daytime working, meeting people, and hanging out with friends, and during the night only my mind starts talking to me.
No, I have no depression or any emotional problem; it’s just that I realize how people nowadays label beauty.
My hair is actually something that I’m very particular of since high school. It’s something that I feel that will enhance how I look or how cool I am. I have tried so many hairstyles in the past years, from short to long, from rainbow colours to blonde.
The media, the social norm has injected a label of beauty and perfection in us, we always believe that what we see on magazine/TV or what other people think we should be is only consider as perfect.
We look in the mirror every morning, hoping to look like what we expect; looking at our imperfections makes us less confident, feeling insecure and we try to hide it.
To me, everyone has flaws and imperfection, and this is what makes us unique in our own way. You don’t need to follow how someone looks like, or to be someone that you are not.
I have always love my hair, but the courage to make me shaved it away is to prove that beauty is not just about your looks. It’s about being who you are and being confident in life.
Find out what you want to be or what you are passionate about rather than chasing how you should be on other people’s eyes. It’s not their life you are living.
Some thinks that they need their long hair to cover their fat face, some thinks that it could minimize the appearance of their flaws on their face, and I admit that’s how I thought before too.
But once you have accept you for who you are, embrace your flaws and appreciate your feature and accept that you are human, you realize that it’s so much easier living a happy life embracing your imperfections.
Embracing flaws is not just about your appearance; it’s also about a healthy mindset. The moment you compare yourself to others, you demean yourself in your own eyes, unable to recognize the uniqueness inherent in you. When you seek perfection, desiring to become different and special, you will always end up feeling disappointed, empty and unsatisfied. Focus on who you are and not who you think you are.
I’m not encouraging or saying that all of you have to shave your hair to prove that you embrace who you really are, it’s just that we should not be always caught up and define a person of who they are, how they should be by their appearance.
Always stay positive, be kind and be true to yourself is something that you should feel everyday.
Remember, “You are not perfect, you are unique”