Beauty. What a subjective word – Is there even a real definition for it? According to my good friend, Google, it means, “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.” Great, glad we got that definition out of the way.
This subject has always weighed on me pretty heavily but more so lately. I’d like to thank social media and tabloids for that. So many beautiful friends of mine struggle with this topic on a daily basis as they just don’t believe they fit the description. Exterior fades, folks. The interior, now that’s a totally different story. What you see on social media isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be. I would know as I am on of those people who edits to the core her pictures before displaying on insta/FB. As most, I want to try to get as many “likes” and/or “comments” as possible so that people think I’m cool or pretty. Truthfully, only my closest friends and family know how my life has been lately.
We see these beautiful, unflawed models and celebrities on Instagram and think, “wow, why don’t I look like her” or “why can’t I have all of those nice things?”. The truth is, we all have our own chosen paths. We think because public figures have the great hair and rock hard abs, that they’re perfect. UM HELLURR, they get PAID to look that trendy and perfect. The worst part of it all is that though they seem to have oh so fab lives and physique, they are also the first ones to get slammed when they’re not looking their best. Where’s the humanity in that?
It’s time to look at the bigger picture. Be happy and thankful for what YOU have versus what someone else does. They are not you and NO ONE can be a better you than YOU. I’m just as guilty as the next person in terms of getting caught up in society’s standards of beauty. We may not all have curves like sweet ole Kimmy K., but that doesn’t make us any less special.
Be different. Be unique. Be YOU and OWN it.