Hello everyone! Just been in a very reflective mood lately and felt like I needed to get this down. So here you go, just some personal observations on the concept of beauty.
What is beauty? I think that it’s nearly impossible to define. Everyone seems to have their own view on it. In this day and age, however, the focus seems to be very much on physical beauty, and to be honest, I think this is a real shame and is creating a lot of problems. Soooo many young people, teenage girls in particular (I can relate) feel a sense of not being ‘good enough’, because we are constantly being bombarded with images of the media and society in general like to view as perfection. It’s as though there is a set criteria for beauty- our body has to be a certain shape, our hair has to look a certain way, our faces have to be a certain tone.
With all this pressure and bombardment, it’s hard to deal with the fact that we are not ‘perfect’, and that we have flaws. This in turn creates insecurities that can dampen our confidence and take a lot of the joy out of life.
There are certain facts that we just have to deal with. Maybe our eyes are not as big as we would like, maybe our nose is not the shape we would want it to be, but we can’t exactly change that. It’s who we are. So I think, rather than being worried and insecure about it, we should face it and embrace it. NO-ONE else in this world is the same as you.You are unique. You were created unlike anyone else. Isn’t that just amazing? Besides, those things that we dislike about ourselves could be the very same things that people find attractive in us. Beauty is subjective. What one person finds beautiful, another person may not even think twice about. Moreover when we love someone and get to know them better, the physical starts to become less important as we discover the beauty in their unique style and personality.
Instead of being constantly locked onto appearance, as a society we should shift the focus more onto the non-physical aspects of beauty, which are, in my opinion, far more important. A person’s laugh, their smile, their caring nature and their sense of humour- these are just a few of the things that can make a person beautiful.
Having said that, this doesn’t necessarily mean should just shove our insecurities aside and pretend they don’t exist. While confidence is important, hearing a person share things they are not so confident about in themselves to me is actually really touching. It makes them so relatable, and just really….human. The point I’m trying to get across is that we should acknowledge the things we don’t feel so confident in, but not let them drag us down and affect the way we live our lives.
Society might try to have us believe that there is a particular way we should look to be attractive, and people might drive themselves crazy trying to attain it with dangerous diet habits and plastic surgery. But I think to be healthy is all that you should strive for in terms of physical beauty, because when we are healthy, we are the best version of ourselves that we can be. Rather than the focus being on looking like celebrities and being in a certain weight bracket, health should be the goal. Some people are just naturally more curvy, others more skinny- it’s just the way it is. But if we are healthy, confident, and loving, this will truly shine through and draw people to us. I suppose it is then that makeup becomes an adornment to enhance our natural beauty rather than a way to just cover things we don’t feel good about (even though there are always going to be days when it feel like that, trust me!)
We can always strive to be better people, and in fact we should. But at the same time we should be content and confident being ourselves, because there is beauty in EVERYONE, and that’s a fact. I myself have seen it in people that others have not, and I’m sure that’s the same for a lot of people. So put a great big smile on your dial and face the world with confidence, because there is no reason for you to feel like you shouldn’t! 😀
Have a great day! Sending hugs and kisses!