Persuasive Essay

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In today’s society, many people struggle to love themselves. What does it take to truly be open with who you are and to be confident enough to deal with anybody’s judgement in this world? With models all over social media, magazines, television, and loved ones always staring and judging, it is hard for one to truly feel accepted in this world. There will always be people in the world who will shame those who are a little too over weight, those who are too skinny, those who choose the wrong person to love, those who are too confident or too insecure...the list is endless. Nobody in this world should have the right to decide what you should look like, how you should act, and who you should love, except for you. What does it mean to be “too this” or “too that” anyway? Rick Warren once said, “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it. I don’t know all the keys to success, but one key to failure is to try to please everyone.” Society has its own ideas on what perfection really is and what it looks like, making it hard for humans to truly love themselves the way they are. Why is that? Why do we shame others for being themselves after continuously telling them to “Be Yourself.” Recently I have profiled a strong, young women on how she became the person she is today. Her main piece of advice was to “Learn to love yourself before loving anyone else.” Loving yourself would allow you to be who you want to be, and know that you do not need to change a thing for anybody else to

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