One of my students wanted to be “cropped” or “shopped” (as in re-touched out or modified). I elected to crop as the time allotment for such activities isn’t available. Let’s just remember, life is life and what you see is what you are – or are not. We may not enjoy all aspects of life – or all views of ourselves as people. What really matters is how you feel inside your skin. Nothing more matters. The world’s reality isn’t our true reality. Remember: Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.