I had to laugh at this Luann comic the other day. The entire story line has actually been great, but this was the clincher. While there are little girls who would absolutely hang on every single word Tiffany says, there are many who would act exactly like the little girls in this strip, challenging that they have to do things that make them feel fake in order to be regarded as something resembling pretty. In fact, most of the girls I teach would challenge Tiffany just like these girls.
It’s encouraging, really.
What was even more amusing for me, though, was the quote in the post right below this comic in my feed reader.
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” — e.e. cummings, 1955 (Source)
Talk about a cosmic message. Be natural. Fight to be yourself. It’s a lesson we can all take to heart and encourage in our peers and future generations.