Had a blast at Hayle Bowl today on the way to do a one to one surf lesson. I had a couple of hours trying to get as high as I could and pay homage to Phil (check shot 2) Apparently 'Phil is Fat' according to the graffiti. Phil might also be a cool bloke, a great skater or rider.
Riding my bike and seeing this got me thinking again about Body Image, and if you heard @thehktpodcast you'll know I said I look like an egg cup in a wetsuit....seriously I do, and when I'm in Lycra...well!! Even my son calls me Chubster, and I have a little brand called Chunky Brother for us self-depricating few who just don't care. I'm 51 grey, riding a bowl, not very well, wearing knee pads, a pot on my head thinking I'm a third of my age, and loving life. Why would I care?
We shouldn't care what people think, but some do, and often the affects can be devastating. We are all manner of shapes and sizes and I bet the person who sprayed 'Phil is Fat' ain't perfect either!!
Remember 'Perception is Projection' ...what we perceive of others is often something that we are projecting in ourselves. Most bullies are weak cowards, often surrounded by sidekicks too scared to walk away, or stand up to them for fear of being bullied themselves. If that bully is picking at you, guarantee ...100% their life isn't perfect. Put money on it, the reason they focus on you, is because there is insecurity impacting on their own lives. Sometimes people are just not very nice, but there will be a reason. Remember it's not about you.
Be strong......be You...
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