Who you are

November 27, 2007
By Lauren Pickard, Kettering, OH

Pretty doesn't have to mean beautiful. It doesn't have to mean the best. You don't have to be pretty, but lots of people suggest it. You can't help that you have ratty orange hair and glasses, or black wavy hair and contacts. It's just who you are. Don't hide it, because then they won't know. They won't know who you are. And you know what? No one likes a liar. So be who you are. Not one someone else thinks. If you like the way you are, then right on! But if not, what are you doing? Don't tell me that you're not pretty. Don't tell me you are a loser. I don't want to hear it. I really don't. Because it's not true. So please do not lie when I'm standing right here. I don't care if you are black or white, green eyed or blue eyed. If your nice, I want to meet you, and maybe be your friend. But if you're always complaining or pulling yourself farther and farther into a black hole, then I just don't wanna talk. Please, I beg of you. Don't do it. If your like that, it's like a big tornado. It brings everything down with it. And if you like that, I don't want to be dragged down too. Just be you and be happy.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jul. 15 2009 at 5:19 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments

Finally someone who agrees with me. You put it in words I just couldn't quite grasp. Thank you.

Lioness. said...
on Dec. 18 2008 at 2:06 am
This piece was simply magnificent. It was inspiring and encouraging. I loved the line "And you know what? No one likes a liar."

And what I pull from it is what I've been trying to tell people for quite sometime...that we're all beautiful. :)


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