Exactly! Your parents did a fantastic job in raising you to not focus on my beauty. I grew up in an Indian family where looks and status were highly prized, and there was a lot of judgment. It really did a number on me for years, as I never felt enough. You’re clearly very aware to realize these differences at a young age and to be ok with defaulting to comfort over flash. Of course, this pandemic and remote everything has been such an eye-opener for so many, right? And as long as you are aware of who these judgier people are, you know where you stand. Why not just keep the best people that love you for you around you? Love your writing!



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