The TV whispers promises it doesn’t fulfill, and in the back of your mind a little voice murmurs back, this is not the life I dream of. Before and after pictures blip across airwaves and litter the screen; celebrity strangers urge you to celebrate false idols. This is not the life you dream of. It isn’t your mirror, and never has reflected your reality. In your reality, the dreams you dream and the fantasies that sparkle in your imagination require hard work. And that’s okay. You know that anything worth anything is worth striving for, and you’re ready for the challenge.