I trust people who have had cavities.
I don't care if you disagree or not. It's just truth. If you have had a cavity I subconsciously like you more. This probably isn't right of me to judge people based on their oral hygiene, but sometimes we just have to be honest with ourselves and others.
Why? Why Michael, why do you trust people more or like them more if they have had a cavity?
Valid question my reader, valid question.
It makes them real. It makes them not this perfect character in a book. It is a flaw. Cavities are bad, it's like a speeding ticket in your mouth. But it makes you real. It makes you human.
I remember awhile back I had this crush on a girl and I found out she was going to the dentist to get a cavity filled, I honestly can say I was more attracted to her after that. I even think I told my friend Jeremy.
If you have been reading my blog for awhile now you will know that being genuine is something that is important to me. It's something that matters. Everyone, including me, is living life with this facade, this character that we are trying to portray. It's as though we are trying to win the part, the main role in a play, and everyone else is the director. We taylor what we say, how we dress, who we are, what we believe all around what the people around us want.
No one wants to have cavities.
I love that people get cavities.
I've had my fair share.
We are flawed.
My brother wrote this once, "Beauty, in all aspects, is harder to maintain the closer it is inspected. You cannot disagree that we are all flawed if not even ugly at times." He then goes on to say how beauty is not based on a scale of lessening imperfections. You are beautiful. Even with your flaws.
I mean it.
You are beautiful.
You are loved.
Even with all your cavities and flaws, you are beautiful and loved.
I want to have friends who are open about their struggles, their hardships, their flaws, their failures. It's how the church was suppose to be. It's how the Body is suppose to work. Otherwise Satan can come in and try to get us to keep it a secret, then he tries to add on shame.
The way to fix the pain you feel, the way to get rid of the shame isn't to keep hiding it, although often that feels like it is what we are suppose to do, it is actually to share it, to be open and vulnerable.