I had a conversation with a coworker today that hit a little close to home.
"Wouldn’t it be great if I had six arms? I could get so much more done."
Me: “Yeah, the boss would love it. You’d probably work twice as much for the same pay.”
"Ha ha but it would be so COOL though!"
If he actually had six arms, it would cause him trouble in other ways, wouldn’t it? It would be practical, yeah, but people probably wouldn’t be so accepting.
But I’m the same, in a sense. I’ve already got a strong build for a woman, and I’m muscular on top of that. It doesn’t do me any favors socially, but it’s very practical for the work I do and the way I live.
I like being strong, for as much as I don’t like looking strong.
I know I don’t owe anyone my beauty. I didn’t before, and I don’t now. It’s just nice to like what I see in the mirror, and I wonder if I can do that without sacrificing what I’ve gained.