We cant ALL be beautiful…

It really annoys me how women’t magazines and self-help books are always trying to get me to believe I’m beautiful. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Every woman is beautiful! No matter whether you’re fat, thin, tall, short, wear glasses, have funny looking arms all you have to do to be beautiful is believe it. Now look in the mirror and repeat 10 times “I am beautiful”. Do that every morning for 21 days (the amount of time it takes to form a habit) and… taa daaa! You too shall be beautiful!

Sorry, but NO. It doesn’t work like that. Believing my hair is blonde will not make it so. Believing I’m a musician won’t magically improve my singing voice. So why should believing I’m beautiful magically make it so? There are millions of people in the world… it’s simply not possible for every single one of them to be beautiful. What they should be telling us to do is be okay with not being beautiful.  Concentrate on the good, yes, but don’t ignore the bad. Pretending I don’t have a big bum won’t make it any smaller, but learning to be ok with it might make me feel better. This is my new goal. Who knows, maybe it will even work…

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6 thoughts on “We cant ALL be beautiful…

  1. We can all be beautiful – it just depends on what you define as beautiful. If we’re talking perfect physical appearance, yeah probably not. But there is so much more than that.

  2. I think what they’re getting at is that beauty is not restricted to physical appearance. I know several people who I consider to be beautiful, yet they’re probably quite average to look at. If you’ve got someone who is happy with the way they are, is a good person, smiles, is genuinely interested in others and in making the world a better place, and generally spreads light and love wherever they go, you can’t help but find them beautiful! Having a big bum or a weight problem or funny teeth or whatever other imperfections someone may have, doesn’t equal “not beautiful”. I truly believe that happiness and genuine character shine through and transform a woman who might otherwise be considered plain. The eyes sparkle, the face glows, and she probably takes more pride in her appearance, clothes, etc., too. People are instantly attracted to her. She radiates warmth and beauty.

    So I suppose this is a long-winded way of saying that on this occasion (and very few others, I hasten to add!!) I agree with the women’s magazines. Every person has the potential to be beautiful, whether they were born physically stunning, plain, or somehow disfigured. Believing it is the tough part, but I really do think it’s true – believe you’re beautiful, and you will be! 🙂

  3. Beautiful is really a state of mind, I think. If one is feeling happy inside, one is usually far more satisfied with how the outside looks. The problems is that it is so very difficult to maintain that happiness inside! If I ever find a way, I coulc market it and make millions!

  4. Agreeing with Hails. I have so many people who are close to me that I could tell each and every day how beautiful they are because, to me, they are! To me, some of them are so damn beautiful that I really feel like telling them all the time. And, to be honest, I don’t know if a n y of them is an ideal beauty. Probably not. None of them looks like out of a magazine. And this works the other way round, too: There are so many people considered to be beautiful by society that do not appeal to me a t a l l. Mrs. Heidi Klum, to give an example, is someone I really do not consider as being beautiful. Of course, she might not have anything to complain about – except for her disgusting voice and laughter and … whatever – but I really would not want to look like h e r.

  5. I agree with all of the above.

    It bears keeping in mind that to some people certain features might not be pretty and those exact same features to someone else could be breathtakingly beautiful. That’s what they mean “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” I think.

  6. “It really annoys me how women’t magazines and self-help books are always trying to get me to believe I’m beautiful.”

    What I can’t understand is how womens magazines tell women to love themselves as they are, blah, blah, but their pages are littered with models who very few people resemble.

    Having photos of all different kinds of women might make the self acceptance preaches sink in a little better..

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