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Hello lovely readers. Today I wanted to discuss a subject matter that has been on my mind ever since I read this article a couple of days ago. The phenomenon with having blue eyes seems to be increasing. Many people are now willing to go to the extreme of going under the knife to change their eye color. I've got to be honest, when I read articles about this, I can't help but feel bad for those who feel the need to change their appearance so drastically.

The beginning of the article makes it sound like this new surgery is a "cure" for girls with brown eyes. I then remembered that I too once wanted a different eye color. My eyes are brown and while I was never praised for them I have grown to love their deep hues. I was seventeen at the time when I decided that I wanted a change. I joined my mother as she went to the eye doctor so I could get colored contacts. Grey colored contacts to say the least. My reasoning for this color was it's what I had as a baby. I spent $200 of my own money and spent hours practicing putting them in. I wore them to school the next day feeling extremely awkward, and my eyes were irritated all day. I couldn't wait for school to be over. Needless to say I never wore them again. Just like that $200 went down the drain as well as a year supply of contacts. While I was upset at myself, I learned a huge lesson. I am good enough, brown eyes and all. Had I got contacts just for the fun of it, and to experiment every now and then I wouldn't have felt so bad. Sometimes moments like these help us realize areas that we need to improve on. While my self esteem wasn't at its worst, it certainly wasn't at its best. This made me see that I still had work to do like many teenage girls.

There are so many things that contribute to the way we perceive ourselves. Society, family, and friends are a few. It's so imperative that we send the right messages to our youth so they feel empowered as they grow up especially in a world that can be cruel. This doesn't necessarily mean everyone has to compliment brown eyes, but it does mean to not put one eye color, or any feature on a pedestal. There are so many diverse individuals in the world and everyone deserves to feel beautiful. Imagine how boring life would be if we all looked the same. Never put your worth in someone else's hands.

Have A Wonderful Day!

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