I was on Twitter earlier today and someone in my timeline said something that got me thinking about confidence. This person sent on a “tweet” that said “Part of the problem is [you] think [you’re] cute but [you’re] just basic”; now, this was not directed at me, but it made me think of the many times I’ve heard that in my lifetime. I find it interesting when people make that statement; why shouldn’t people think that they are cute? Why shouldn’t people walk with their heads held high? Why shouldn’t people feel good about themselves and their appearances? Some young girls, and some grown women, have this issue real bad; they see another female and whisper amongst their cliques and the refrain that tends to float around is “Look at her! She thinks she’s cute!” Well, so what if she does? Why shouldn’t she? Is it that women are supposed to walk around feeling lowly and unattractive? That is insane! If I don’t think highly of myself, or see the beauty that is in me, how can I expect anyone else to? I often think that those who use the phrase “You think you’re cute” are simply projecting their insecurities on others. For some it may be a mild, or not so mild, form of jealousy. But no matter the reason, I refuse to feel bad about myself or allow anyone to bring my confidence down to their level. Pardon my language, but fuck THINKING I’m cute, I KNOW I’m cute. And there’s nothing anyone can do but deal with it.