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Someone was saying to me how they don’t think of me as skinny. That’s so utterly bizarre to me. I’ve said this countless times, but I was so skinny for so long growing up that it’s inextricably ingrained in my self-perception. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to think of myself as anything but skinny.
I dunno, I’m healthy about it I think, but yeah, I do think a part of me understands the heart of anorexia and chronic plastic surgery indulgers. There’s just something about the heart of your self-perception that’s really hard to change, regardless of the amount of external fiddling you do. And that’s odd to me, how your self-image isn’t necessarily linked to your external appearance.
What’s weirder for me is that I think I know how I look, but my self-image still runs contrary to it. Like, I don’t think I’m unhealthy about this stuff. I’ve gained a bit of weight and I’m way more comfortable with my body now. It’s just, at heart, I still think of myself as unbearably skinny. Even if I know that’s not how I look, I feel like that’s who I am. And I’m not sure that will ever change.
So yeah, kinda gets back to the Eddie pre-surgery thing. But yeah, people who have met me more recently and who don’t think of me as skinny (not just thin but skinny) I dunno if they fully understand who I am. I just think in certain fundamental ways I still act like I’m a skinny guy. It gets to the heart of who I am. So people who have never seen my like that, I dunno, it’s kinda weird to me.
But whatever, no one fully understands anyone so I guess it’s irrelevant.