8 People Say Heartbreaking Things About Themselves On Camera. They Had No Idea Who Was Listening.

As a rule, I think it's best not to concern ourselves with what strangers think of our appearance. However, here's an exception.

Sometimes, we're our own worst critic. We're hard on ourselves and we don't see the amazing parts because we're hung up on what we perceive to be the "bad" parts. (There are no bad parts when it comes to how we look, by the way, but we're conditioned to believe there are and it's easy to fall into that trap. Trust me, I know.)


So instead of looking for all of our characteristics — physical and otherwise — that we like, we get hung up on the things we perceive as negative.

That damages our self-esteem and wears us down.

What if we could look in the mirror objectively? Silence our negative internal dialogue and look for the amazing things others see?

These people stood in front of a mirror and listed what they believe are their flaws — only it was a two-way mirror.

And while I very rarely believe it's a smart idea to listen to a total stranger's critique of another person's physical appearance, it was a good thing here.

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Earlier this year, Jamil revealed she had an abortion seven years ago. "I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn't want, and wasn't ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel," she wrote on Twitter. Jamil decided to reveal her abortion after Georgia's controversial fetal heartbeat abortion law was passed.

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Now, Jamil says she's living her best life, because her decision was not a "mistake" – even if other people see it that way.

"Receiving THOUSANDS of messages about how I made a mistake having an abortion 7 years ago and how I must be a miserable person. I am in fact a happy, thriving multi millionaire, madly in love, with free time, good sleep and a wonderful career and life. But thanks for checking," the "Good Place" actress wrote on Twitter.

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While it's hard to verify whether the story is true, Matt insists that it's real, so we'll believe him.

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