Kids' Thoughts on What They'd Change About Their Bodies Will Break Your Heart (VIDEO)

mom and daughter looking in the mirrorTry to picture the last time you were 100 percent comfortable in your own skin. If you have to think back to your pre-adolescent days, you're not alone. For some reason, by the time we're adults, most of us have a veritable laundry list of physical traits we want to tweak -- from our "problem" skin to our "too big" foreheads, and of course, we're almost all worried about our weight and body shape.

It doesn't hurt to get a bit of perspective about our too critical body image, and who better to offer that than, well, kids

A now-viral video called "Comfortable," created by the Jubilee Project and posted to YouTube last week, aims to do just that by posing one question to 50 people: "If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?" The answers are so incredibly moving, it's no wonder the video has garnered over three million views and counting!

Check it out.

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Now, if that didn't move you, and you aren't dabbing a tear away from the corner of your eye, you must be made of stone, woman!

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What an amazing, crucial reminder that we probably used to love our bodies a lot more -- just as they are. Oh, sure, like that little girl around 2:31, who wouldn't want to be able to teleport?! But these fixations we have on our height, the size of our feet, the post-baby stretch marks, our knee wrinkles -- yeesh! SO sad. Why can't we accept that we are perfect as we are?

All right, after years of being teased and/or looking at too many photoshopped or nipped-and-tucked images in pop culture, loving our bodies unconditionally is easier said than done. But seeing how comfortable these kids are in their own skin is beyond inspiring. We'd all do well to at least do our best to learn from them -- and try to be more like them. For our own good -- and for theirs!

If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be? Why do you think you feel that way?

 

Image © Ghislain & Marie David de Lossy/cultura/Corbis

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