So what if I like taking pictures of myself?

"How many times a day do you take pictures of yourself?"
 My dad asked me this a few days ago and my response was "Oh, it's just for Snapchat", now while at this point I was just taking a Snapchat, why was I ashamed for taking selfies? We are the selfie generation, We have front-facing cameras for a reason people!



Why should I be ashamed by the number of pictures that I take of myself on a daily-to-weekly basis, by making girls feel guilty about taking selfies is making them feel guilty about appreciating themselves. The sheer number of girls in our society today who don't love themselves is staggering. I'm sure if a survey was taken the values for those that don't would be far higher than those that do, and that isn't healthy. Being accepting of yourself is the first key to being accepted by others, if you can't respect your own body and love it for what it is, no one else will do that for you. Compliments from others can only feed our ego to a small extent you won't feel truly beautiful unless you truly believe yourself that you ae beautiful. You don't have to be a supermodel, trust me, even supermodels are insecure about themselves sometimes, you just have to be you because YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. If you don't believe me, our almighty God himself says so! We as humans are created in his perfect image, nothing can match up to the standard of God's handiwork so that must mean that you're pretty darn special. Psalm 129 says "I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made" you were created, you weren't just placed here by some random chance you are one of God's original masterpieces.

I adore the work of Vincent Van Gogh, in my mind he was one of the greatest painters that the world has ever seen but at the time, he wasn't seen like that at all. In fact, it wasn't until after his untimely death that people really saw the value in his art, yet Vincent continued to paint. Please don't wait for other people to see the value in you, that value has always been there and it's been there from the very moment that you were conceived, You just need to find it and learn to love it. That may seem an impossible and daunting task but as soon as you can learn to do it, you will feel better, I promise. So please don't stop taking pictures of yourself, in fact, next time you do, take a look at it and smile, think to yourself, "I look Good". So what if I like taking photos of myself because as long as you appreciate you, who cares what anyone else thinks!

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