Most of us often find ourselves thinking I’ll be happier only if I were a little taller or a little thinner, then I’d like myself better.. I saw this fable like film ” Penelope” over the weekend which set me thinking about how self acceptance doesn’t come naturally to most of us .. We find it so hard to like ourselves as we are..with all our eccentricities and imperfections .The film is a beautifully told tale where a girl from a blue blooded family is cursed with a pig’s snout for a nose.. the curse can be broken when a boy from a blue blooded family accepts her and marries her as she is.. The film is a subtle lesson in self acceptance ..the curse finally breaks when the girl learns to accept herself as she is and says ” I like myself as i am ” ..another quote from the film which sums up the entire film goes something like this ” Its not the power of the curse, but its the power we give the curse” …. We seldom accept and love ourselves in entirety i.e warts and all… we’re always striving to look better..but do we realize there is no end to this quest for physical perfection..World over millions of young girls fall prey to bulimia and anorexia with this quest to look thinner.Pre teens and teens starve themselves since the media projects waif like thin women as ideals in beauty.With role models like these most people never feel they’re good enough… Body image issues plague the fittest of men and women..Its all in the mind…instead of feeling less about ourselves just because we don’t have washboard abs or an perfect nose..it would be wonderful if we could learn to accept our little imperfections and see them as something which make us unique ..It’s these imperfections which lend you charm ..perfection and symmetry can get very monotonous.. What do you think ???