When you look at this photo, does it make you feel sad? Would it make you feel better if I posted a photo next to it with my stomach relaxed or pushed out?
To me, this is the same concept of taking comfort in other people's "discomforts" or misfortunes.
I've said this before, I personally don't think seeing photos of other people's stomach rolls and cellulite truly help someone feel better about themselves (and if it does, it is very short-lived)
Why? Because we are STILL comparing, and we need to realize that self-love doesn't come from comparing, but mainly from fulfillment of our own actions.
To me, showing a photo of myself with my stomach pushed out makes no sense. Not only because I do not walk around with my stomach pushed out - but I don't measure my own success in relation to other people. When others succeed, I don't feel like a failure. My own success is not threatened by other people’s progress or success.
Reality is - There is always going to be someone better than you at something. Comparison really is the thief of joy and it's important to not allow others success (or perceived success) discourage you from reaching your own happiness.
Of course - I never want people to feel bad about themselves when they look at my photos or read my posts. My vision is always to inspire - whether it be to learn more about a specific topic or to look at things from a different perspective. This photo is from last summer, and TBH I'm actually inspired to work towards a physical goal and get some visible abs back.