I was recently watching a video about body positivity and it talked about how everyone is pretty in their own special way. It’s a pretty common statement. One that is often used when we talk about beauty standards in society or whenever a group of girl friends decide to have a sleepover and want to hype each other up 😅. I know 😀 I have done it too. But, today I want to you all to be honest with me, Are we all really Pretty?
I know what most people will tell me, Pretty is not just about the outer looks, it’s about The Nature, The Heart, The Soul. I get the intent with which the line is spoken, I’m not tone deaf. But I would still like to ask the same question, Are we all really Pretty?
Here’s the thing. I’m not sure if I’m pretty. I have messy hair which gives me a Medusa look with the only difference being she could actually control her hair whereas mine just refuse to listen. My face produces so much oil that it can be it’s own oil well. And well my nature you ask? 😂Ah!! let’s see. I’m cautious, not the most fun person to be around and I usually tend to hangout in small crowds. I am open minded but that nowhere means I say yes to everything in life. Honestly, my self- criticizing list can go on and on. One thing is for sure, there is no Pure Soul inhibiting this body. I have definitely cursed my fair share of people in life and wished them misery for causing me mine.
So if I’m not the prettiest of faces or the kindest of souls then I guess the answer to that question should be a NO. 😨 Oh NO !!!!So the obvious next question is So What Now? I guess I need to start becoming pretty somehow to ensure that statement always stands true. How can I disappoint billions of people who rely on this statement for their self worth?
The thing is every time we say we are all pretty, looks or otherwise, I feel like we are emphasizing on the idea of being pretty. Like being Pretty is important. If not by looks, By Nature, By Heart, By Soul.
I don’t think everyone is pretty. Some people are better looking than other people. And some have far more attractive personality than others. But that’s OK. Rather than saying sentences like ‘ We are all Pretty in our own special way‘ which let’s be real none of us truly believe in, I feel like let’s start acknowledging the fact that ‘It’s OK to be Ugly too‘. You are who you are, no uplifting sentences can change realities. Don’t you think it’s better to start acknowledging all the pros and cons of who you are and start living with self acceptance. If anything I feel like acknowledging that being ugly is OK too might do more good than slogans with adjectives that make it feel like being pretty is the only way possible.
That’s just my thought. Would love to know what others think.
Thanks for Reading 🙂