F**kin’ Perfect. I’m Crying AGAIN.
This is Pink's edited version of Perfect. (The real NSFW version is F**kin' Perfect.) I chose this over the original for my blog in case you have children or co-workers around. However, I recommend the version you shouldn't watch at work because it's suprising how powerful the addition of that one little four letter word (even though it's a swear word) can make this video.
I watched the unedited version when I saw this video for the first time. It brought tears to my eyes. (If you haven't figured out from the rest of my blogs--I'm a cryer.) Not necessarily because somewhere deep down inside I relate to Tina Majorino's (Deb from Napoleon Dynamite) character in the video, but more so because I'm a mother of an 8 year old girl. I know what it's like to be a young woman with self-esteem issues, to be insecure, and feel unaccepted by peers. Because honestly, what girl hasn't? So I was not crying while I was thinking about my past. What made me sad was that I was hit with the harsh realization that my daughter is growing up in a world where bullying, self-mutilation and depression are more common than they were when I was a kid. I want to shield my little girl from the cruelty of the world. But I can't...so I cry.
After you watch the video let me know if you cried too--or if I need to see a doctor to get my internal sensitivity button fixed.