To look good is always a welcome factor. But people begin to take advantage of us when it becomes the first priority for us. These days we are not only judged on the basis of caste, money etc but color, complexion, and external beauty are factors too. Do not be surprised if people tell you they have lost self-confidence because they think they are not handsome/beautiful. Directly or indirectly we also have a big role in what others think about themselves.
Competition is everywhere, who’s got the best looks. People who invest time and money only to look as good as possible are also not less and the number of business firms who feed on these insecurities to grow is countless. There is this advertisement in which you see a female who never gets any proposals because she is tan and all of a sudden she uses a particular fairness cream and become fair and lovely, right then she becomes eye candy.
I have a friend who is a good singer.
Beautiful inside out. She refused to perform on stages despite how talented she was because
she thought her looks and complexion was what matters and people might tease her for how she looked. It is true that we have all been through situations like these.
Now think of all the times you kept yourself away from people because you had a zit on your chin but everyone looked like divas and you thought you weren’t worth it. How many times have you forgotten how someone sees your smile as their last resort to live, as their happy place.
So my point being, what matters the most is the happiness of your mind, try to maintain your
identity and always feel free to express your mind in whatever you feel like.
Do it to feed your soul, not to feed the advertisements which stereotype the beauty hogging people, from Estee
Lauder caked faces or Mac painted lips to a simple mascara.
Be proud of the scars and tan lines. They are your possession – the proof for your hard work, the proof that claims your existence. They are what makes you complete and true to yourself. So present yourself as best as you can, not make it your whole world!