The full length mirror is an enemy for a large number of people. Its smaller cousins, then vanity and pocket mirror, are so much more popular because they only show the most important parts leaving other areas hidden or forgotten. These partial pictures may be more popular but they may be hiding exactly what needs to be seen.
Although the full length mirror shows all of our dirty little secrets to us, it may be exactly what is needed. A full frontal view of our best and worst parts is at least an honest appraisal of who we really are. This may not be the picture that we want to see but it is most likely something that needs to be seen in order to move forward. Otherwise we can continue to pretend that the problem areas aren’t there and continue to ignore that which needs the most attention.