Today in the bathrooms at work, I was appraising myself and decided I’d look much better without the spare tyre around my midriff. The one that looks like I’m wearing a floatation device under my clothes. I figured I’d be about 46% better all over. Maybe more.
Then it struck me – the whole appraisal of ourselves/self esteem thing is like a pie chart. As in, if I magically got rid of that 46% then all the other bits of the pie would readjust. The dodgy eyebrows might grow from 2% to 5%, the floppy arm skin – that would be way up there.
It’s a pie chart, it’s always going to add up to 100%. The only thing you can do is make the pie smaller.
Why does Hello Kitty have a makeup range? She’s a cat. I’m not wearing cat makeup – who’d do that?