Self-Worth: Why Do Some People Feel Worthless When They Lose Their Looks?

September 8th, 2017

If one was to think about what the modern day world values, beauty and youth may come to mind. And even if other things cross their mind, it will be only too clear how important these things are.

One Step Further

While it has been this way for quite some time, it could be said that this is something that has gone even further in recent years. This partly comes down to social media; with this being another area where someone can feel the need to look a certain way.

It is then not going to matter if they are offline or online, as they can feel the need to maintain their appearance. At the same time, it might be more accurate to say that they can feel the need to look good regardless of where they are.

Another Layer

One way of looking at this would be to say that this is another weight for them to carry in their life. Looking good in the real world is not enough; they will also need to look good in the virtual world.

Still, if one is in a position where they look good, it might be easier for them to handle this pressure. On the other hand, if they are beginning to lose their looks it is likely to be a different story.

Two Experiences

However, while one will only be able to do so much in the real world, this is not going to be the case when they are online. For example, if they were to take a picture and it didn’t look right, they could simply edit it.

A picture can then look completely different to how it did to begin with, but one might be happy with how they look. The trouble is that the more they change how they look online, the harder it can be for them to accept how they look offline.

A Big Contrast

One can then receive a lot of approval on social media but, deep down, they will know that this is not what they actually look like. So, when their ‘friends’ and family see them in the real world, they could be in for a shock.

Yet, if one hadn’t edited their pictures online, there would be no reason for these people to respond in this way. Now, this may mean that they won’t receive as much positive feedback online, but it will be easier for them to accept how they look.

Cosmetic Surgery

What they could also do is look into what they can do to change their appearance, and there are going to be a number of things that they can do. After they have tried something, a number of wrinkles might disappear, for instance.

This may allow them to feel better about themselves but, even if it does, this won’t be the end of it. They will need to go through the whole process again in a little while, and they will continue to age.

Delaying the Inevitable

Ultimately, this is a battle that can’t be won; the only thing one can to do is to slow it down. Nevertheless, if this wasn’t having such a big effect on how they feel, they wouldn’t need to be so caught up in how they look.

One is going to look at themselves in the mirror and they will end up feeling a certain way after. Changing their appearance is going to be a way for them to change how they feel about themselves.

Stepping Back

If one was to get in touch what is taking place within them, they may believe that they are no longer as valuable as they were before. At an emotional level, one might feel as though they are worthless.

What this can then show is that one has attached their value to how they look; it is then going to be normal for them to feel this way. Whereas if their value was attached to who they are, it would be different.


In addition to this, they could feel a deep sense of sadness, and this could then case them to be depressed. This might be hard for them to understand; especially as it’s not as if they have lost someone.

Still, what they will have lost is the appearance that they used to have, and this shows that loss can be experienced whenever something changes. Their life will never be the same again.

Two Parts

One way of looking at this would be to say that this is the result of being brought up in a society that places beauty and youth above all else. For a while, this was a game that they could win, but now that their appearance has changed, this is no longer the case.

What this can also show is that they were brought up in an environment where their value was based on what they did, as opposed to who they were. This would then have stopped them from being able to embrace their inherent value.

No Longer Hidden

When their appearance enabled them to receive a lot of positive feedback from others, it would have allowed then to keep their true feelings at bay. But now that this external feedback is no longer as plentiful, it is not longer possible for them to run away from how they feel.

Therefore, if one was treated like a human being and not a human doing when they were younger, it would probably be a lot easier for them to handle this stage of their life. What this emphasises is how much of an effect one’s childhood years can have on how someone experiences life as an adult.


If one was treated like an object during their younger years, there will be the beliefs that they formed and they could be carrying trauma. Through the assistance of a therapist or a healer, one can heal themselves.

When Anything British Just Seems Irresistible

September 8th, 2017


We bring good news to all of you who are looking at exploring additional revenue streams and expanding their customer base.

It’s time for the British retailers amongst you who have been selling in their local areas for quite some time to look further beyond their region.

One place you can explore is the cross-border platform of JD.com which has a pop-up store for Brit goods.

Now, online shoppers who are based in China can freely express their love for British goods by purchasing their favourite brands.

The pop-up store “Best of Britain” was carried out by the said company in partnership with the China-Britain Council in order to serve as an avenue for products made in Britain.

It will feature a range of high-quality brands famous in the UK and the rest of the western world; some may already be familiar to Chinese consumers, while others might be new to them.

In case you aren’t aware of what this can do for your business, gaining access to one of the world’s economically influential countries is a big step towards the global success of your brand.

Kaisi Li, deputy general manager at JD Worldwide, said UK retailers aren’t required to register their business in China. Neither do they have to worry about accumulating additional expenses for the warehouse and logistics setup.

The pop-up store offers end-to-end service, hence you can start selling to consumers in China quickly and easily, Li added.

What can you sell?

The Chinese associate British products with top quality, knowing that everything that comes out of the UK passes through strict standards.

However, just like everyone else, they too have their own favourites; Brit cosmetic and beauty products are high on their list.

To give in to that wish, JD.com will focus on those categories for the first eight weeks, featuring products like Argentum, Barry M, Bronnley, Cowshed, and The Organic Pharmacy, among many others.

The eCommerce company said Argentum decided to launch its flagship product on its site after it drew lots of positive feedback during the initial market test for “Best of Britain”.

After the eight-week period, we will see the entry of baby and maternity products and then other categories will follow later in the year.

Since your brand won’t be displayed permanently on the pop-up store, it will be wise to put out your best-seller or a limited edition item to engage potential customers, and eventually get them to buy from you.

That leads to happy days!

Visit the website of JD Worldwide to learn how you can list your products with them.