i think body-acceptance is pretty basic for me. there are things i'd like "improved", but for the most part, i just try to realise how much my body does for me. carries me around, deals with sleep deprivation and the terrible food at meal hall...occasionally allows me to snog attractive people...heh. it's all pretty swell. i could be prettier, or more "normal", but i'm not, and what i am has its own advantages. i don't think i'd be comfortable inside the body of a supermodel, same as i bet most supermodels would feel a little off if they woke up one day as a clumsy boyish hippy chick with acne. i'm an expert at being the latter, though, and i must say, it works for me.
accepting the inside stuff is a tad more difficult for me, just because i spend a significant and unpleasant amount of time wrestling with the stuff that goes on in my head. there's just an awful lot of it, and much of it tends to conspire to make me feel inferior or alone in one way or another. when it comes right down to it though, it's the same basic principle as for body-acceptance: i've been dealing with myself for a long time. there's been a lot of trial and error involved, and i suppose i still don't appear to be quite as stable as most, but relatively speaking, i think i've gotton good at this. i may wish i had a simpler brain sometimes, but i wouldn't really want to start all over again with a new one. this one's glitches come with certain charms--memory, for one. sure, it makes me crazy sometimes, but it also delights me. plus, this brain goes well with the aforementioned body. sometimes they're the exact combination somebody else seems to be looking for, and that's always fun.
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