I made this article two years ago for my Editorial in our school magazine
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” Familiar right?! As a student, we experience many kinds of feelings or emotions that can affect our daily living. Regarding the fact that we’re all teens, of course we know the feeling of insecurity because we are now in the secondary level which is the complicated stage of our life. I want to point out VANITY. (Ouch! Are you hit?!) Vanity has different meanings. It can only be by taking pictures in a place for hundreds of shots or looking in the mirror thousand times a day, but do you know what is behind the word ”vanity”? Then I’ll tell you! Do you use looks to get what you want? Are you insecure? Do you believe that you can get what you want because of how you look? Do you feel best when others find you physically attractive? Do you believe that many people are envious of you? Do you compete for the spotlight? Are you always promoting yourself? Do you like to be popular? Are you reckless with money ad wealth seeking? Do you like to wear tight fitting clothing? Do you desire more attention? (OUCH!!!! I’m rapidly hit!) If you are hit then BULLSEYE! You are vain! Or should I say you are in the last stage of vanity. STOP IT! Control yourself. Maybe some of the qualities match yours but having all that is not good. Nowadays, more and more people who can be called “modern day witches” start to emerge in this world so we have to be careful. Another meaning is when an individual feels worthless, he becomes insecure because he feels that he is not “worth it,” regardless if it’s true or not. This leads to even more troubling problems like fitting in the “in crowd,” attaining high self-esteem and self-confidence, and finding one’s true identity. The feeling of worthlessness or simply called vanity leaves teenagers to have the craving to fit in. When one feels that he is not worthy, he seeks the attention of others and he feels that he needs their approval. What happens after this? Then that person will find a foolish way to fit in. So what kind of vain are you? I hope you call yourself vain because you just love taking pictures or you just can’t live without a mirror. I hope it will just stay in that stage and not to move on to the last.