Not Everyone Is Beautiful

Excellent post, please read. Thanks for sharing Abbi.

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Every two or three days, I see an article or blog post or forwarded inspirational quote about beauty. It’s usually something affirming like

“You are beautiful, whether you know it or not.”

“We are all beautiful.”

“Everyone is beautiful to somebody.”

It’s cheerful stuff. It builds the self-esteem, makes people feel valued, and spreads joy and happiness across the internet.

It’s also bullshit.

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And you know it’s bullshit, because you really wanted to laugh at that picture.

Everyone is not beautiful. Some people have tumors the size of a second head growing out of their ears. Some people have skin like the Michelin man. Some people lose fingers, legs, or eyes in horrific assembly-line machine accidents. People have warts and blemishes and hair loss and dead teeth and lazy eyes and cleft palates and third nipples and unibrows.

There are plenty of people that are not physically appealing to look at, the…

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3 thoughts on “Not Everyone Is Beautiful

  1. I like the deeper place this blog took this idea . . . I still believe that beauty is NOT only skin deep and I find beauty in places that are not visual . . . so I guess I’m one of those who would like to “reclaim” that word that the word as stolen . . .

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    • Thank you so much for your comment and thoughts. There is so much beauty in the world. It is in the eye/heart of the beholder and not everyone sees the same beauty. What I like about this post is the honesty. We don’t help ourselves by telling ourselves inaccurate lies. We must accept ourselves as we are and be okay with how God created us and trust that he created us the way we are for his purpose. Basically, think of ourselves using accurate adjectives and they are not all negative.

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