May 18, 2013 by GG It’s possible to know that you’re thinner and prettier than people without being arrogant or a bitch about it. Sometimes, it’s simply a fact of existence. You look at what’s in the media (frankly, you can’t avoid it). You have a mirror, and you have others around you. Knowing that you’re thinner is a fact. Knowing you’re prettier is subjective, but a reliable fact based on media benchmarks. Frankly, knowing these things can wind up being more confusing than being more normal. When you’re pretty, people treat you differently. Because of the media, they EXPECT you to be a bitch and to be arrogant. When you’re not, they assume you’re artificial and shallow. To note, I’m NOT pretty or thin, but what I am is a high school teacher, and I see this same scenario played out in every grade in every year. I wind up pointing out to my students that beauty can be more of a curse than a blessing. It offers you mostly unwanted attention by shallow guys — the ones who, when you refuse them, no matter how nice you are about it, call you a whore. Because you CAN get the douchebag bros with muscles and cars, the guys who may actually like who you are inside generally assume you won’t want them and friendzone themselves. The OP sounds legitimately confused by her circumstances, not like she’s trying to brag. It sounds like she’s honestly trying to figure out what the problem is. If she were bragging or fishing for compliments, the postcard would be a photo of her with the face scratched out or something — she’d want us to see her physical form. She didn’t do that — which leads me to believe she wants us to see HER, through her words.