Hear What Moms Want Their Daughters To Know About The World

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Listen up everyone, the world is a sucky place a lot of the time. We genuinely feel that in some ways it is getting worse. However, there are also a lot of great things, and that is because of awesome people who believe in leaving something behind that the next generation can live by. Whether it be words of wisdom, important lessons, encouragement and the like, the power is in our hands to actually make a difference.

A particular group of people who have a hard task of doing that is moms. Generally speaking, they are the ones who raise children and have a great influence over the lives of their offspring, especially their female offspring. Many girls learn the ways of the world and see things a particular way because of what their moms taught them.

It certainly is tough, and in honor of Mother’s Day on May 11, Cardstore created this awesome viral ad called ”The World’s Toughest Job”. The description of the job was that it was a 24/7 position, no pay, working nights, you have no breaks and are constantly on call. Surprisingly they received 24 real applicants, both men and women who were part of a video application process, and were told that billions of people around the world have this job.

Most of them, before finding out it was the role of being a mom said that the job description was unreasonable and sounded impossible. Of course it ends by being a sweet ode to mothers everywhere. Take a look:

Now while that was clever advertising and a fun way to remember your mother today, Buzzfeed have created another video which takes it one step further and shows the incredible power mothers can have in their daughter’s lives.

It was a compilation of messages from moms of daughters and expectant moms who will be having baby girls. They share words of encouragement and insight as to what they want their daughters to know about the world, based on their own experiences.

“Being a woman today is probably the most exciting and challenging thing,” says the first woman in the clip titled ‘Things I want my daughter to know.’

“I want you to know that being beautiful doesn’t necessarily mean you always like what you see in the mirror,” says another mom about body confidence.

“It’s not about living up to society’s ideals or looking like a supermodel.”

“Your body is beautiful, love it and respect it no matter what shape or size it comes in. Own it.”

” I don’t want you to be afraid to make mistakes. Sometimes you won’t succeed. What matters is what you do next,” say the moms when talking about failing.

“I don’t want you to be afraid of anything,” say the moms who want their daughters to grow up being powerful.

“If someone tells you you can’t do something especially being a girl, fight against it.”

We dunno about you guys, but we totally wish there were more of these messages around when we were growing up! So image the impact these words will have on the future generations.

The video ends with all the mothers speaking messages of love to their daughters. But we won’t spoil that for you. Watch below to be inspired and whether you are a mom or not, there is something in this for all of us as women!

 

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