There were days when I felt like I was the ugliest person alive. I felt like I was so ugly that no one would ever go out with me.
I was 50 pounds overweight and when I walked, my belly fat was wobbling like jelly.
And when you add glasses to all that, you get someone who got picked at school all the time.
I was called names.
I was called four-eyes.
I was called sausage.
I was called all sorts of names that described my unattractive looks.
And all this heavily affected my self-esteem and self-image.
I felt like crap, if you know what I mean.
When pretty girls looked at me they smiled. But not in a good way!
Not in flirtatious way.
They smiled because of my grotesque image.
But you know what?
I made it worse than it really was!
My focus was always on those popular guys and gals… and they were the one laughing at me.
The more I tried not to be laughed at, the more I felt like being the main object of ridicule.
But that was mostly all happening in my head because I allowed myself to seek approval of the popular kids in school.
And in reality, most “normal” people never laughed at me.
They had too much problems themselves.
And if I look back now, I can recall a girl that was actually fond of me.
And it was me who didn’t notice it back then.
Maybe she even thought I was beautiful in my own way. I don’t know. It’s not impossible.
After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
What someone thinks is ugly, someone else might think is pretty.
It’s the same with paintings, you know.
Someone might enjoy a certain painting and is willing to pay millions for it while someone else just doesn’t get it and just walks by that exact same painting.
So if you think you’re ugly, think again.
Someone out there probably thinks you’re more than fine and actually wants to be with you right now.
Everyone is beautiful in his or her own way and so are you.