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For Anyone Who's Ever Looked In The Mirror And Wondered, 'Do I Really Look That Way?'

My kids love looking at themselves in the mirror. They smile and make funny faces and generally think their reflections are awesome. I suspect many of us felt that way when we were very young. But over time, that changes for some of us. How can we start seeing ourselves differently? I love this whole video, but the second half is the best. Note: There is a scene containing brief nudity.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


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