Your Looks Don't Define You, and Neither do These 7 Things ...

We shouldn't be judged on our clothes, our face, or our style. Human beings are more than pieces of flesh that are able to look fashionable. Your looks don't define you, and neither do a bunch of other things that you've been taught to value. So stop tearing yourself down, because here are a few other things that don't define you:

1. Whom Your Parents Are

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You are not your parents. If they're divorced, it doesn't mean you're destined to have a failed marriage, too. If they're alcoholics, it doesn't mean you're going to become obsessed with drinking. You may have their genes, and you may have been raised by them, but you're your own person. You don't have to end up like them.

2. How High Your Grades Are

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Your grades don't determine how intellectual you are. They only examine a small aspect of your brain. So if you're failing chemistry, it doesn't mean you're stupid. You're just more skilled in other areas that your school doesn't test you on.

3. How Much You Weigh

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Your weight, along with your appearance, doesn't show any aspect of your personality. You could be super skinny but eat junk food and never exercise. Likewise, you could have a bit of weight on you and do everything right. It doesn't matter what the scale tells you as long as you're living a healthy life.

4. How Much Money You Make

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As long as you have enough money to survive, it doesn't matter how much cash is in your wallet. Does it really matter if you have a used car or a sports car as long as it safely takes you where you need to go? The amount of money you make doesn't matter, especially if you're doing what you love.

5. Whom You Kiss

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You're allowed to date or sleep with whomever you'd like. It doesn't matter if your friends or family approve, because it's your life. The people you hang around can be a good reflection of yourself, but that isn't always the case. So don't judge anyone based on the people that they surround themselves with. Chances are that you don't know them well enough to judge, anyway.

6. How Old You Are

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Your age doesn't determine how wise or mature you are. There are people in their 40s who act like children and teenagers who act like adults. Your age shouldn't hold you back from trying to achieve your dreams because of your age. Look at the people you see on TV. There are young children becoming famous, and there are old ladies becoming famous. Your age doesn't matter. Your determination does.

7. What You've Done in the past

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It doesn't matter if you were a jerk to your exes, as long as you make it your mission to be sweet to your current partner. It doesn't matter if you got fired from every job you've ever had, as long as you're trying hard to stay employed now. Forget the past and focus on the present, because people are ever-changing.

It's time to stop worrying about the superficial things in life, because there's so much more to focus on. If you pay a little less attention to the things on this list, you'll find yourself feeling happier than ever. In the spirit of positivity, what are five personality traits that you love about yourself?

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