I guess, if you were ever in school, a normal one, you would experience this as well. Your friends will call you something other than your name. So school day.
Here’s the story.
When I was in primary school, some of the boys in my class used to mock me for being a thick-lipped girl. They said some terms in Indonesian that annoyed me so much. But that was it. I was just annoyed, not sad. I’m not a kind of girl who cries when people are being unkind to me.
Before my friends in school started to call me with a name related with my thick lip, I swear I really didn’t know that my lip was too noticeable to be ignored by people around me. And one day I asked to my mom.
“Ma, why do they call me like that? I don’t think my lip is thick.” I asked cluelessly.
“Don’t hear them. You’re pretty. Your lip is sexy.” Mom said with smile.
Hmmm… at that time, I thought my mom just tried to cheer me up. Well… as a kid, of course I didn’t know how sexy lip would look like.
And finally I got used to it. “Okay, they can call me all they like. I know they’re just jealous” I said that to myself, though I doubted it sometimes. Luckily, I have no problem with my confidence.
As I grew, I met new people in new environments, and still my lip is too noticeable to be ignored… But they didn’t mock me…. They said something nice, exactly like what my mom said.
“You have a sexy lip.”
But strangely, as I grew, I think my lip is far from sexy. I have a thick lip, but not a sexy one.
After 25 years living with this lip, however, of course, I should be thankful, grateful, and happy with my lip. I may not have the best or the sexiest lip ever, but I’m 1000% sure that my lip is not the worst in human history. I don’t and should not really care what people say about my facial features.
Yes, it’s true, beauty is in the eye of beholder. Why do you need to care so much about the comments from someone you don’t like or someone who doesn’t like you?