Mirror mirror on the wall…

Is beauty really a curse on the world?

Do you think it keeps us from seeing who the real monsters are? e.g. A girl might give a guy more chances than he deserves just because he is pretty and turns out to be complete a**hat and dumps her (classic scenario)… “The Carver” in the TV show Nip/Tuck apparently believes that physical beauty is evil and feels compelled to destroy it. He has referred to beauty as a type of prison or cage that people are trapped in and believes it necessary to free such a craftman’s pride in his/her work. Do you think beautiful (physically attractive) people get it better? Are liked more? Given more chances and opportunities in life?

On a slightly unrelated note: I am a firm believer of beauty being in the eye of the beholder, so what’s your definition of physical beauty, ya’ll?

This  thread on English Sabla poses the question. There are people who remain in toxic relationships because they remain with a person simply because of looks.

Crosses all age groups, every socio-economic class, if your self-esteem is suffering it’s no wonder you remain with someone thinking well, being with this person means I am a good person or a good catch…just look at him/her!

3 thoughts on “Mirror mirror on the wall…

  1. I think beauty is the balance of goodness inside and out. Sure, if someone is beautiful on the outside, but they’re toxic on the inside, their true nature will eventually come out and it’s upon the beholder to either run or foolishly stay.

  2. True beauty comes from within:
    For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
    For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
    For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
    For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
    For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
    People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
    Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of each of your arms.
    As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
    The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.
    The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
    The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

    Audrey Hepburn

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