Beauty Is NOT Only Skin Deep
Have you ever heard the saying; “Beauty is only skin deep”? It goes without saying that this is not a true statement. I know many people that are as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.
How do you see yourself? When you look in the mirror do you like what you see? When you think about how you treat people do you like who you are? Beauty, like love is a complicated thing that should take more than a few minutes to decide upon. You might see someone and right away think that person is beautiful. Then they open their mouth and something foul or unattractive to you comes out. Are they not still beautiful? What did you use to come to that conclusion in the first place? I think you get my point.
In a society where Photoshop and auto tune are the norm we have a warped reality of what beauty really is. How do we know if a person has a beautiful voice anymore? How do we know that a model in a magazine is beautiful? We know that the digital enhancements that we see and hear we like, but we can’t really be sure of what the reality is if we don’t know the person.
I feel cheated. I feel like I am living in the matrix, a world that is made up of what people want you to believe. I feel like there really is no spoon. How do you feel? Have you ever thought about it? I am a child of the 70’s and I am proud to have been able to experience the things that I experienced. I love old school stuff. I thought about this recently and realized that it wasn’t just the nostalgic feeling that old school stuff brings, but that these things give me a sense of realism. Back then things appeared differently. I do believe that marketing is marketing, but I also believe that every member of Earth, Wind and Fire was vital to the reality of the group and the music that they created.
Beauty is not only skin deep. True beauty will pierce the soul and will be shown in everything that a person does. We are not perfect, but even in our imperfection we can be capable of beautifully learning. I think that being ugly takes effort. I am at a point in my life where I really try to get to know and enjoy people for who they are. I ward off negativity like the plague. If asked I give an honest opinion understanding that opinions are like assholes and everyone has one, but hey, they asked.
Today I am going to do everything in beauty. I am going to look beautiful. I am going to speak beautifully. I am going to live beautifully today.
I encourage you to do the same.
Stay strong and be beautiful.