What would it be like to live in a world without mirrors?
Those pieces of glass that bring such happiness – when we look good – and such misery when we see our flaws. And we always see flaws.
We look in the mirror several times a day – while brushing our teeth, putting on make-up, checking our hair, and clothes. What do we really see? Besides every flaw, our bodies have to offer.
It would be nice to live in a world without mirrors. No more seeing the wrinkles on our faces, the drooping of the skin as we age – all the imperfections. No more judging ourselves about the “spare tire” around our middles – the saddlebags on our hips – the cellulite on our thighs.
What would it be like to walk around and not wonder, “Do I look fat? Is my hair messed up? Do my clothes look alright? Do I look good?”
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world without mirrors?
But then again, would it really?
- – Barbara Crank
Image credit: Shannen Lob. Laguna Hills Highschool in California removed all the mirrors in the girl’s bathroom and put up signs of affirmations instead. To read more: https://www.babble.com/parenting/laguna-hills-high-school-girls-bathroom-positive-messages/