1. Ask students who like to eat fruit (can be any fruit) to raise their hands.
a. If all students raise their hand, ask about another food like vegetables.
2. Look around and says, “Aha. So some of you think fruit is delicious, and some of you don’t. Ok, so you are trying to tell me that even though two of you might eat an apple, only one of you might like it?”
a. Students should say yes—they may laugh a little because of the obviousness of the question.
3. Ask students if they would stop eating fruit forever because the other students don’t like it.
a. If students say “Yes,” get more specific. S/he can ask what if it’s their very favorite food. The most delicious food they’ve ever had, and it’s right in front of them ready to be eaten…waiting—they wouldn’t eat it because their friend told them
s/he doesn’t like that food?
4. Say, “Beauty is the same way. We may think of beauty in one way because we are told it is supposed to be that way by magazines and TV or even our family and friends—you must have clear and glowing skin, for example—but beauty should not be determined by what others think about you. Your self-esteem/self-respect/self-worth shouldn’t be determined by how other people view you. There is one person who knows you better than anyone else. Who is that? You.”