Kids and Adults Were Asked What They'd Change About Their Bodies, Here's What They Said
By John Boone
Kids may say the darndest things, but sometimes they have wisdom beyond their years (and this time we’re not talking about little girls dropping F-bombs for a good cause!)
Proving once again that kids might just be smarter than adults, the Jubilee Project, a group that “makes videos for a good cause” and “tells stories that inspire change,” asked 50 people one question: “If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?”
Adults were quick to pick apart their physical flaws: Their height, their weight, those body parts that apparently aren’t quite right:
But children had a whole different way of thinking about the question:
Most wanted some sort of fantastical/sci-fi change – cheetah legs! Wings! The mouth of a shark! – while others couldn't think of an answer at all.
Watch the entire video here:
“These days it is so easy to feel insecure about our appearance,” Jubilee Project explains. “Whether it is because of the mean comment that comes our way or the photoshopped image we see in magazines, it can be so easy to feel self-conscious about our body.”
Sure, the video may feel a little set-up. Maybe the message is a little heavy-handed, but it’s a good message for kids and adults alike: Be comfortable in your skin. And we can get behind that.
Meanwhile, check out how the director and child star of the “Potty-Mouth Princess” PSA defend their controversial message about feminism: