Tuesday, 3 June 2014

In search of beauty

We are in a world where the word opposite exists. As a result of this, we have the words beautiful and ugly. The truth is no one is totally beautiful or flawless and no one is totally ugly, just like nobody is totally good or totally bad.

People just have one thing or the other to complain about. We have cases of people who think they are too short or too tall. Some say they are too skinny and some feel they are just too fat. Some are teased frequently about their 'funny' shape of head. Some get pissed each time they look at their pimples-full face. Some are made to believe they have a terrible skin. Some get worried because they think they have a bad set of teeth or big eyeballs...the list just goes on and on. 

Many people suffer low self esteem because they have been labeled ugly. They have accepted the fact that they are ugly. So, they believe there's someone beautiful out there and they will never be like that. So, they probably stop paying attention to themselves. They tend to throw themselves at people especially the opposite sex, simply seeking some attention and acceptance. And once they find someone that accepts them or pretends to accept them, they hold on to the person so tight, they close their eyes to this person's flaws and they don't mind if the person even hurts them. They just want to enjoy the feeling that someone finds them a bit attractive. Some of these people keep wallowing in self pity about the fact that they are ugly while some take a step further by getting ways to look beautiful by all means which in the end, may lead to a disaster.

Some other people just want to feel good about themselves and be noticed. So, even though they hear it so many times that they are pretty, they are just scared of ever looking ugly. In search of beauty, these people sometimes go to the extreme. They go to any length just to be attractive or called beautiful. They use all the make up they can lay their hands on, do all the available surgeries, buy the most expensive clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, weave-on...but the sad truth is that most times they look worse than they really are. They fail to understand that these things are meant to enhance your look a bit and not transform you into something you are not.

The beautiful truth is that we are all beauty in our own different and special way. Beauty, they say is in the eye of the beholder but you don't have to wait for people to tell you you are beautiful or ugly. Nobody has the right to define who you are. True beauty starts from you acknowledging the fact that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and beautiful/handsome beyond measure. It's more of a state of mind. It comes from within.You...yes, YOU are amazing just the way you are. :)


  1. true talk...people will only appreciate you just as good as you do to yourself.

    1. yes o! If you don't love and yourself, who will?