“I remember being three years old in a diaper and rubbing my hand over my stomach, like I remember thinking in my head, ‘I wonder if one day this will ever be flat?’ It just continued. I’ve always had self-confidence issues… and it also didn’t help that I had kids in school at such a young age that were really, really naturally very thin, so I always felt like the bigger one of the group. … I believe that I was born with it, and that it was just gonna be there. It runs in my family and it’s just there. And I think that when you go through things that are traumatic… it can bring out the nasty behaviours that rise to the surface when you don’t know how to stay in control or feel your emotions.”
So I get it, and I feel badly for Demi. What a way to have to grow up, thinking that you’re not as good as someone else because of the way you—or they—look. But do you guys think that you can be “born” with low self-esteem? Are ego issues hereditary? Can someone, legitimately, at the age of three, think that there’s something wrong with a stomach that’s not flat?
I worry about us as a species sometimes, guys. Not saying anything against Demi, of course, but it’s just amazing how we’ve collectively poisoned ourselves and allowed ourselves to be poisoned by thinking that we’re more or less than someone else because of how we look or how we’re shaped.