I’m not a particularly vain person, as most overweight, unattractive people normally aren’t, so if I woke up one morning to find there were no more mirrors left on Earth, I don’t think I’d be affected by it too much. I usually only bother with a mirror on the rare instances I put on makeup, but most of what I do wear I can still put on without it, such as concealer and a little powder. Without the ability to be able to check and see if what I’m wearing is fitting me properly, I’ll have to rely on asking friends or family if hems are straight, if there are any rips/tears anywhere, and if anything clashes. Doing my hair might be the only real trouble, because I can’t straighten my hair without a mirror, especially when tackling the rat’s nest in the back, so I’ll have to give that up and just throw my hair into a high bun or ponytail, leaving it curly. That’s how my everyday routine would change.
How would my perception of myself change? I suppose if I wasn’t able to constantly look at myself in the mirror and critique all of my perceived flaws, I’d think better of myself. If you don’t see it, you can trick yourself into believing it’s not there. I’ve always had a very low opinion of myself, which endlessly irritates people who know me because they hate listening to me talk myself down, so without the ability to constantly judge myself, not to mention the inability of others to judge me, because they don’t know what they look like either, I might actually be a happier person overall.
Maybe this “lack of mirrors” suggestion isn’t so bad after all.