The main character in this show eventually discovers that trying to change herself to be what she thinks the 'boy' wants her to be does not work and that she needs to just be who she is. It upset me that this was part of the character's thinking and is how many young girls/boys must feel.
Instead the message should be, "Be yourself, do the things you love to do and one day you will get that guy/girl who wants to be with you FOR THOSE REASONS". Being an adolescent/teenager girl/boy is hard enough in itself. At that age we are just beginning to figure out who we are, what our likes and dislikes are....essentially discovering ourselves. We should never feel we have to change who we are in order to get anyone to like us. Of course there are people who are mean, vindictive, etc. and they should consider changing to become better people, but to send the message to young impressionable minds that they should change in order to get a boy/girl is ridiculous!
We need to focus on making our youth proud of who they are and what they can accomplish by being just the way they are. Let's strengthen who they are as individuals and give them tools to improve upon their 'selves', not send them messages that they need to change who they are and what they love to do to 'get' a boyfriend/girlfriend. We should celebrate uniqueness and not focus so much on needing to please others.
Thought of the day: Why is it good to be a Daddy's girl, but bad to be a Momma's boy?
Quote of the day: Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale (minister and author of, "The Power of Positive Thinking")