In case I didn't already love Lorde enough, she tweeted this photo of herself recently:
It quickly went viral, and for good reason! Not many people who are in the spotlight are willing to outright point their flaws out to you, especially when they have a team of make-up artists and photoshoppers who can erase their flaws in an instant.
What's interesting about perception is that it's unique to everyone. Flaws that I notice about myself are things that people wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't pointed it out to them. On the other hand, some of the things that we see as flaws in ourselves are the things that other people love about you.
For example, my hair.
While some days I love my hair, the majority of the time, I'm just tired of it. I get compliments on my hair all the time, but all I really want to do is cut it all off. Not bald, obvs. Just shorter. It's so much to deal with and I hate all of my little flyaways. When I fix my hair and it doesn't do what I want it to, I think it looks awful, but others will compliment me on it and think it looks great.
I think we can all learn a lesson from Lorde in saying that flaws really are okay. We weren't meant to be perfect; we were meant to be human. Embrace the things that you don't like about yourself and realize that those are the things that make you unique. They're the things that make you you!