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June 19, 1995

"Beaugly" asks Ooni:
Everybody says I'm a beautiful girl, but I don't think so. And besides, if I was so beautiful how come I don't have a boyfriend? My mom says it is because I'm too shy with guys. What should I do?
Ooni Ooni answers:
Anybody who doesn't have feathers sticking out of the top of their head and fur around their wrists is pretty funny-looking to me.
Kelsey Kelsey jumps in:
First of all, hon, just because you don't have a boyfriend doesn't mean anything! I don't have a boyfriend. The last thing anyone needs is a boyfriend (or a girlfriend) to prove that they're good-looking!

If everybody thinks you're beautiful, I wouldn't disagree with them. That's all beauty is anyway, it's what people think. So if they think so, you are. And it doesn't matter that much anyway.

It sounds to me like you're not happy with yourself for some reason, and it has nothing to do with how you look. Being down on yourself is the hardest thing to get over, because you get down on yourself for being down on yourself, and that makes it worse instead of better.

My advice is to treat yourself like your own best friend. You know how when you meet someone you really like, you want to know all about them? You want to know what their favorite food is, and their favorite bands. Take some time all by yourself, go for long walks someplace really beautiful, take yourself out on a date. Maybe even keep a journal. Explore what you love and what you hate. There's no right or wrong here, it's just what you like. You'll find out more about who you are, and that you're actually a pretty cool person. After a while you're start feeling pretty cool, and you won't need anyone else to prove it to yourself. And then, watch out, because everyone will fall in love with you.

"Idgy" asks Ooni:
Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
Ooni Ooni answers:
I give up. Why?

"A.K." asks Punjabi:
Why did humans base their numbering systems on the number 10?
Punjabi Punjabi answers:
It is generally agreed that the decimal system derives from people having 10 fingers. However, conclusive research has never been done on the natural numbering systems of cartoon characters, so this theory has not been proven.

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