If you are younger than 30, chances are good you don’t get the title of this post, or at the very least you’re not quite sure of the origins of the expression “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”. Click on the link to enlighten yourself of one of Pantene’s oddest ad campaigns that obviously must have worked because 25 yrs later the slogan has stuck in my head. As young girls, I remember my sisters and I making fun of the commercial, flipping our hair around and saying, “Don’t hate me because I’m conceited.” But when I stop and analyze this slogan as an adult, it bares a lot of truth. I think women do hate other women who are ____________ (fill in the blank with your comparative poison be it smarter, prettier, more successful, more spiritual, better organized, more creative, better singers, skinnier, better wives, better mothers, better lovers, better than ME!)
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You are mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,