Today, I was at a salon trying to figure out where I will get my make-up and hair done for the wedding. (I figured it out, in case you are wondering. Side note, I hate make-up).
As I was sitting there talking to the lady, another lady walked in and wanted to exchange a necklace she had purchased from the salon. She didn’t want it anymore because when she wore it because and I quote “No one asked me where I got it from, how much it cost or anything but they did say that it didn’t look like real gold.”
That baffled me! Why would it matter if other people didn’t comment? Does it make you like it less? Or is it worth less?
Why does it matter if people like or don’t like the necklace?
Maybe it’s my “American” ways but I wear things that I like and not because someone else will comment on how pretty/cool/interesting/expensive something is.
And why is this woman’s self worth tied to her “friends” opinions of her? Why do we as women in general care so much about being “different” and standing out by what we wear, and not what we do.Yet, it doesn’t stop there. We want people to comment about how amazing/fantastic/different/unique we are.
Self worth should come from within, not from what other people think of us.
Oh, how I love observing people.