Perception and Reflection.

Today’s daily prompt is, The Mirror Crack’d:

You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?

Am I what I see in the reflection?
Am I what I see in the reflection?

It won’t be like the end of the world for me, AT ALL. I can tell you that much. I don’t have a lot of mirrors nor do I need one often anyway. Despite the fact that there are no more mirrors, my perception wouldn’t be changed or altered. I am happy about the way I look already and having no mirror to view my reflection wouldn’t be a big deal to me. The physical reflection doesn’t really reflect me on the inside anyway. I do not need a mirror to validate my perception—if that makes any sense. I am not obsessed with looking at a mirror for hours. I’m not vain. I can live without looking at myself in the mirror if need be. That doesn’t mean I don’t look at the mirror. Just like any other girl, I do—just maybe not as often as many of them. I do keep a mirror in my room and I carry another little mirror in my purse to check my make-up and to fix my hair or the dress. So it would be an inconvenience not to have mirrors because I will no longer be able to check my make up or fix my hair before I leave for work. Hmmm. That would be the only change in my everyday routine. But, other than that nothing would really change if the world no longer had any mirrors. Also, I could stop by the river and check my reflection on my way to work if I feel like I have something weird in my hair or face.

But, overall, I believe life would be much easier without the presence of mirrors and people would learn to love themselves more than the reflection that they see in the mirror. Most of the reflections are wrong anyway because it truly doesn’t show the person that they are inside. Without mirrors, people wouldn’t base everything or their perception of other people on appearance so much.


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