Mikey is only 9 years old and he was inspired to make this video after watching the girls on America's Next Top Model badmouthing themselves. The fact that he can see how poisonous that is ... and choose to do something about it ... gives me so much hope.
It's almost like we're taught from an early age that it's not only acceptable but expected for us to say derogatory things about ourselves. We don't like ourselves, and society tells us we shouldn't. But if the kids of today can see that, and can fight past it, we might actually stand a chance of getting rid of that awful, crushing tradition.
This kid is adorable and if this is an indication of what the next generation is turning into then I think all you parents out there can rest easy knowing that you must have done SOMETHING right.