Does vitiligo rob you of life?
The most common complaint I hear from my readers and vitiligo friends is that they feel like vitiligo has robbed them of a chance for a normal life. In some cases, this could be true; after all, it’s common knowledge that anyone who strays from a certain socially acceptable look, may face discrimination. But, for every human being on earth, life is what you make it.
Take, for example, Stephen Hawking. With all of his many challenges, he still managed to rise to the top of his field. Or, watch a special Olympics game one day and try to walk away from that without pride in the human spirit.
I’m not saying that it’s wrong to not like having vitiligo, but placing blame on it for an unhappy life is only a crutch…and you don’t need it. Every single person on earth has something special to offer and that includes you. Your personality and the things you do, define you as a person, not how you look. Think I’m wrong? Surely at one time or another in your life, you have met someone who you considered beautiful or handsome, but their actions or the way they spoke were not nice so you no longer saw this person as attractive. Or, take someone who you didn’t find particularly good-looking, but as you got to know them, their personality made them shine beautifully from the inside out.
It’s not easy to live with vitiligo. You may struggle to feel good about your appearance, but please know that at the end of the day, it is your actions and personality that touches people. And, isn’t that why we are all here anyway?
Relish in your passions
Touch peoples lives