Watched a television show in which kids feel insecure and are helped to become who they want to be. Watched shows in which people critisize adults who are offered a total Make-over to become who The Others believe they can be, I have my doubts looking at that. I do not doubt for one second the honesty tv makers have to make a good show and help people who have a lack of self esteem at the same time. The question in this is: Do we have the right to Change them into persons they are not? You can change Beliefs and Belief structures in a positive and strong way.To help people feel more secure. This will possibly give them a real boost for what’s about their self esteem. Chats with psychologists, guiding their attitude, changing behavior, the way they dress. Still I wonder where we set the boundries so these people can remain loyal to who they innerly are. For they do not seem to be able or capable to do that.
I watched this show in which people were totally themselves but apparently not accepted by The Others. And for they wanted to feel more certain about themselves they let other people, in this case the television makers, rule their world.
They were taken in and the entire team did a total make- over. New hair. New Clothes. New Person….??? I saw this beautiful so called gothic styled woman change into an average house wife. I watched the audience. The entire crowd yelled at her when she first came on stage for the way she was dressed up. It was a NO! After the Make – over the same audience yelled again but now with enthusiasm (directed by the show) for they just loved the change this woman made who went from stunning and originally extraordinairy into an unhappy gray mouse.
Why did the audience react this way? It somehow reminded me of the gladiators and the crowd that got excited and went crazy for they felt they had the power to influence the emperor to hold a thumb up or down by mass hysteria.
My question in this is: Do we have the right to change a person into someone they are not?
Why not make a television show about people who look different than average and discover they feel great that way? Why do people feel the need to change them into so called accepted “normal” people?
Some shows even go back to see these people after certain months. Some of them have gone back to who they were before and guess what? It did have a positive change! They now felt really Happy being their REAL SELF again and felt secure about themselves. In fact a controversed situation.
However in that same show I also saw people who felt confused, not acceptive of who they were at all anymore. They felt worse after the Make- over for now they got the idea the way they were dressed and reacted before was not good enough for it had to be changed. And after the Make-over they did not feel themselves anymore at all. They were not able to overcome their uncertainty and as the camera faded out the voice over said:
People who doubt who they choose to be need Help. When they get that help and still can’t choose who they are that is a choice too. But a sad one.
So let me ask you a question. Is being your True Self a Gift or a Burden? Can we be like we want to be? And if not what is keeping us from that? I can assure you my personal Belief is that being your True Self always is a Gift. And the first step to Inner freedom and feeling Happy is letting go of the judgments by The Others AND by your Self.
I know I can be who I CHOOSE to be as long as I feel in Balance with who I FEEL I am. Nothing can or will EVER keep me from the want to be My True Self.
The only thing that might take the ability to be your True Self is when you believe you need to live by the acceptance of The Others.
To look at your Self through Their eyes and even worse through Their eyes only is a Decision. A Choice. You may choose or decide to Judge your Self for not being beautiful enough, slim enough, sexy enough etc. You will bleech your teeth so you will look like all these plastic people who seem to lead a photoshopped life as a natural state of being. But does it give you Happiness? Acceptance? By who? You or The Others? It all has to do with your Beliefs. Who you DECIDE and CHOOSE to be.
A real Happy person is a person who feels inside outside good about him or her Self.
We do not HAVE to look like a movie star to feel accepted.
We do not NEED the admirance of The Others to feel good.
What we do need it to see our True Self and feel Happy with us. Inside Outside. No judgments. For each judgment we make we look at our Self through the critisizing eyes of The Others.
And with that we give away the Power over our Self. Why on earth would we be willing to do that?
I know I do not choose that.
How about you?