— -- Kids and adults often want different things in life. Kids, for example, rarely want a new designer handbag. And adults don't generally long for their blankies in the middle of the day.
And when it comes to body image -- specifically what kids and adults would change about their bodies -- the answers are astounding.
"Comfortable," a video posted to YouTube last week, has already had nearly 2.5 million views. It was created by the Jubilee Project, a company that makes short films, PSAs and documentaries "in collaboration with non-profits to increase awareness and inspire action." The video asks 50 people one question: "If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?"
"Only one?" one woman laughs. "I would change my forehead," said another. "I have a really big forehead."
Face puffiness, baby-rearing stretch marks, big ears and more, the adults tell the camera.
And then there's the kids.
"You know, like have a mermaid tail," one girl responds. Teleportation, responds another. "I want legs like a cheetah so I can run faster like a cheetah," said one little boy. "Wings," said another.
"I don't think there's anything to change."
"I like my body actually," said the first girl. "Just the mermaid tail."
Jubilee executive director Jason Y. Lee, said the film is a reminder to us all that "we were each beautifully and uniquely made." We beleive we look our best, he said, when we are confident and comfortable in our own skin.
"As a child," Lee said, "I was convinced that if I ate enough carrots I'd be able to see through walls. As I grew older, x-ray vision was joined by a long list of things I wanted to change about my body: clearer skin, more muscle, slightly taller, etc. That said, I haven't stopped eating carrots. A boy can dream, right?"