Beauty, inspiration, Musings

You are more beautiful than you think

I saw this video being shared around the internet and I finally watched it this morning. It’s six minutes long but I’m glad I took the time to watch it. Here it is:

Obviously this has been produced by a company trying to sell products but I think the message in the video is so important. Dove says that only 4% of women say they’re beautiful. In the video the women are asked to describe themselves so a sketch can be drawn and unsurprisingly they pick out all their flaws. Then someone is asked to describe how they see them and another sketch is made. The differences between the two pictures are marked. When describing themselves, they were critical and when others described them they were complimentary. They saw themselves as less beautiful than others saw them.

I think there are so many of us who struggle with how we look, are critical with how we look and spend too much time thinking about how we would change our appearances. I have definitely looked in the mirror before and thought about all the flaws I have. I just like the simple message in this video – that we are more beautiful than we think.

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we all have  flaws, no one is perfect but this doesn’t stop us being beautiful, it’s our uniqueness that makes us beautiful.



25 thoughts on “You are more beautiful than you think”

  1. I’m so glad you wrote about this Victoria. It was something I wanted to write about, but my mind is filled with so many other lessons right now. One thing I love about the Dove campaigns is that, even though it is in some ways marketing, their message takes the primary focus. You never really see their products, just the message. I am trying really hard to see my own beauty, and welcome pictures taken of me. It’s hard but its something we all need to do. ❤

  2. Wow this is great, it really makes you think. Even if it is for a beauty product and some of it is done for effect, it still has the same meaning, something that we should all listen to. 🙂

  3. I loved this video because it’s so true. Once I understood what they were doing, I couldn’t wait to see the photos. I’ve always thought I was goony looking and settled for being the “funny girl” rather than the pretty one. It’s still difficult sometimes when my boyfriend tells me I’m beautiful because I’m the one who doesn’t believe it. I’ve gotten better with age, but I think it’s a constant thing for women especially to struggle with. But the days where we do feel we look good, we’re unstoppable!!

    1. For sure – we’re thrown all these images of ‘perfect’ women and we can’t measure up, most of them are airbrushed so it’s impossible! I think it’s lovely your boyfriend tells you that and you should definitely believe him! Thanks for sharing my post 🙂

  4. Thank you SO much for sharing this Victoria!
    I really cannot thank you enough, for putting this up here. I’m sure that a lot of us have never been able to even consider seeing ourselves in a better light, as far as our appearance goes.
    Reblogging your post.

  5. Great message and reminder, Victoria. I have to admit, I am terribly self-critical. But I got one of the nicest compliments today. My kids had to dress up as one of their heroes (someone who inspires them) for a school project, and my daughter dressed up as me. I didn’t expect that, but it was a wonderful feeling.

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