Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Pretty Is Not Always Beautiful

Note: Wrote this a while back. I got a couple of emails from teenage girls telling me how they never feel good enough for the society and then I thought to re-share this.

Ever wondered how did you feel when you looked your own reflection in the mirror for the first time as a kid ? Of course, you don't. You were so small back then. Observe a child and get to know. The curiosity of who is there the other side and the happiness that gleams in the eyes when finally the mystery is solved is all what goes through the heart of the little child in the first meeting with the mirror.

But then time passes.....

You grow up as a teen and all the raging hormones overpower you. You do not like what is there in the mirror. You don't like that excess hair on the face, that fat nose, uneven chin and the pimple sprouting on the cheeks which seems bigger the longer you stare at it. You seem a bit too fat even when you are underweight and the list goes on. You go to the supermarket, surf the beauty section and get all those beauty masks and creams that you saw in the advertisements. You then come back home, whine about how ugly and fat you are and waste your precious time in front of the mirror trying to look pretty and never been convinced enough.

This is what teen life of most of the girls has now become. The point is simple, it is the lack of self confidence. They are scared to even look at their own reflection in the mirror and believing that they are never good enough and they may not be accepted in the society. Failing to realize that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and is only skin deep. Nice quote, huh ? It's true.

You spend majority of your time thinking and caring about how you look than actually finding out your true inner self and this creates the problem. Don't mistake "Beautiful" and "Pretty". They both are two different terms. "Pretty" means the outer appearance and "Beautiful" is the is the inner one, your personality.

It makes me feel sad when I see young teens not happy with their body, their face. C'mon girlies, accept yourself what you are and the world would accept you.  Love yourself and the reflection you see in the mirror.

P.S Inner appearance always weigh more than the outer one.

P.P.S You are not defined by that pimple you desperately want to remove or just how you look.

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  1. I wish girls could know that when they are younger... it took me a long time to understand the concept too... I then begin to love myself... It isn't easy everyday but I always keep trying... This is another great post Sakshi :) <3

    1. Loving others seems to be a piece of cake but loving ourselves seems the hardest thing to do. Thanks! :)

  2. I think all girls really need to get this message... I wish they were receptive to it as I know they care too much about what society says :)

  3. Agree: inner appearance is always more important! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Great post! It really does reflect on how teenagers nowadays feel, their insecurities, etc.. I enjoyed reading ^-^


  5. I loved this. Very inspirational.


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