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By the Way... "Don't Like the Way I Look"

"I have a self-centered problem, but it's a problem nevertheless. "I have been told that I have little self-confidence and a poor self-image. I know that I should love the body that God has given me, but I don't know how." The writer of this letter to Youth 84 is not alone. Most people aren't completely happy with the way they look. Jokes that hurt. When did it start? Was it when the other kids in elementary school made jokes about your nose, how tall (or short) you were, your weight or your complexion? Maybe you laughed a long with them, but deep inside it hurt. And it left a lasting impression. We always compare ourselves to the "beautiful people," the people who are good-looking and popular.

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Youth MagazineAugust 1984Vol. IV No. 7