Today, while listening to one of my favorite boston hits, I was struck by a line that I’ve sung off-key for years.
“People livin’ in competition, all I want is to have my peace of mind.”
This reflects something that’s been weighing on my heart lately: the existence of judgement and competition that exists in our society, specifically among women.
There’s a quote that reads “Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own”, and I think it speaks a truth that is loud and unable to be ignored. With the presence of social media and the way its influence reinforces misleading standards of beauty and glamour and popularity, our own sense of self-worth can suffer unintentionally. Constant exposure to the appearance, the social lives and the accomplishments of others can subconsciously impact the way we acknowledge and value our own appearance, social lives and accomplishments.
So today I’m turning the volume up on this Boston record a little louder with the hope that my girlboss friends out there will screech and sing and scream with me while we abandon the competition and embrace our peace of mind. Here’s to admiring each other’s beauty while still believing in our own.