I had a boyfriend with beautiful bright blue eyes. They were mesmerizing.
I told him that they were beautiful and he said,
“I prefer to be complimented for things I’ve earned, not for what I was born with.”
& That really stuck.
Rewind to when I was less than 10,
My aunts and uncles would tell me “your lucky, you have a beautiful face”
At a young age, my self worth became attached to external beauty. This mindset stuck with me for a long time...
I’m glad it’s different now.
We now have so many amazing womxn to look up too.
When talking to young girls, try:
- compliment for what they can do, not what they look.
- ask about their life and interests, not about their crush.
These little things will make a difference. ❤️