Amy’s Body Image Tips! #3

Amy’s Body Image Tips! #3
I used to value being thin and didn’t think it was such a
bad thing.  BUT I learned that there were
two types of values:  intrinsic values and instrumental values.
~An intrinsic value is not a
way to obtaining something else, like gratitude.  Being grateful is good just because it’s good
to be grateful, not because being grateful leads to anything else. 
~An instrumental value
is intended to obtain something else.  Money is an instrumental value because
you can use it to get something else.  
Thinness is another instrumental
value.  People think that thinness brings
other qualities they may find valuable. 
In other words, it’s not thinness, but what thinness represents that you
may find valuable, such as being successful, accomplished, disciplined,
controlled, etc.
So, ask yourself what is it that
you’re trying to achieve through being thin. 
Do you want admiration and respect?  

How else can you obtain this sort
of validation?

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