Ok so my skin is shitty right now. This is frustrating, made me hide my face and be down and severley self-conscious all day. HOWEVER the pimples on my face in no way come even to some of the real suffering that is taking place on this earth. Not to say having acne doesn't bring suffering. It does. But I am trying to give myself a little wakeup call. Through out Africa the LRA is capturing children, kidnapping them from their families, making them kill their loved ones and other child soldiers. Those who have suffered, truly suffered, are thousands of innocent people. Creating facial deformities with machetes is a frequently used torture method. Children then are forced to live with noses and ears cut off, their mouths bashed in, their entire faces covered in scars. That is something to be self-conscious about. That is true suffering. I feel like an idiot for spending half my day checking in the mirror how my skin seems to be getting worse when in parts of the Middle East girls have chemicals thrown in their faces for trying to obtain an education. How can I binge eat when millions upon millions starve? Just rambling but wanted to get this thoughts out there, perhaps will be a little reminder for someone else that if acne is our biggest problem...well we're doing okay then.