I had the opportunity to try out my 'no-make up' mode in public with a few people the other day. It was fun. :)
I really thought I'd be so scared and just chicken out, but it went really well. Of course at first I was a bit apprehensive, but remembered what I had spoken about! haha! Although I felt 'naked', I felt great! :)
When I saw the official music video by Colbie Caillat, it made me think of how this was an issue for a lot of people, and when these people 'expose' themselves to the world around them, it makes them feel vulnerable.
It's times like this that we really appreciate those who are willing to put themselves out there and expose themselves to help others.
It's great to see someone sending out a positive message about being real.
These days I hardly read comments on different peoples' Youtube videos due to some of the negative and harsh arguments and criticism. It made me think of Theodore Roosevelt, who spoke about how easy it was for someone to simply criticize, but really the one with more substance was the one who was in the field doing the actual work and facing the obstacles with bloodshed sweat (to put it lightly, haha!).
It's not to say that everyone should publicly be "out there" in the field, but they can be doing something.
Once we've had some sort of experience, we begin to understand what it's like for other people, and that the common goal at the end of the day is to help others, not tear others down.
There's something powerful about Roosevelt's quote that made me think about finding meaning in what it means to be the 'critic' and what it means when you're being 'criticized'. :)
It's something worth thinking about.
A lot of people look up to celebrities and when they stand up for something that will help others, people take notice, especially those who feel like the outcast. This is why this is so inspirational. It's not for those who are okay without any make up on or who feel no pressure to be something they're not. It's for those who are thirsty for something, and have a need to find out where their worth lies.