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#Beautiful

Nikki Shreckengost, Staff Writer

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…the number of likes received on Instagram, Facebook, or any other social media site does not define the beauty of an individual.”

With phone in hand, left index finger tucked behind the top corner, scrolling through my newsfeed with my thumb, I see status updates, shared pages, but mostly selfies.  I come across what I would call average selfies.  I look more closely, holding my phone up and at an angle, and see they have multiple likes. Every once in a while, I come across a selfie that I find absolutely stunning, and surprisingly, it only has three likes.  Many times I find myself obsessing over the amount of likes I receive on a social media site, but I then have to remind myself that the number of likes received on Instagram, Facebook, or any other social media site does not define the beauty of an individual.

In today’s society, many teenagers strive to get multiple likes on their posts by using hashtags and sharing photos on multiple websites. Teens tend to think the fewer the likes the uglier the picture. The truth is–everyone is beautiful in their own way–to quote a Ray Steven’s 1970s ballad.   It sounds so cliché, I know, but it is true. Beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes, and your shape and size is beautiful.  No one has exactly what you’ve got. If you feel confident with makeup, wear it.  If not, ditch it.  You will always be beautiful no matter what you wear.  Beauty is personality, confidence, and being comfortable with who you are.  Never forget how beautiful you truly are.

For the record, I think your beautiful, and #Don’tForgetIt!

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  1. Katlyn Neiswonger on January 21st, 2015 10:22 am

    Your absolutely right! I don’t know why people and girls especially strive to get more likes than other girls! It ridiculous, love yourself the way you are.

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  2. Morrissa Valasek on February 10th, 2015 1:14 pm

    You know what they say, beauty comes from the heart! <3

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