How beautiful are you really?
This may seem like a strange question. Most people lack the self-confidence to say they are beautiful without following the statement up with a…
“No, I am not”
“If only could change”
Very few people would admit to being beautiful. Yet we all have beauty either on the inside or the outside. We may have beautiful features and beautiful personalities.
What makes you beautiful?
Often it is heard, do not judge a book by its cover. Does this stand true? I think the older I get the more it makes sense. Finding beauty in the person itself rather than their features.
A wonderful, honest, and good person is hard to come by these days. It seems the world is filled with fake people and filled with lies, deceit, and dishonesty. From the filters people use to the lies they openly tell; it seems like we could all be guilty of a lie or two. No, not the white lies or the distrust of each other. We can no longer tell fact from fiction.
The young people.
The definition of beauty comes in many ways. The new normal for beauty is hinging on makeup, filters, and lies in the photograph.
With the outside being a lie, how can the mind and the heart determine the truth nowadays? I have met many people from TikTok and Instagram and have been very disappointed.
Not that they told a lie, not that they were dishonest in a chat or email. However, they were dishonest in their looks and behavior. Is using a filter a lie? Is it the same as telling a lie? Is a picture worth a thousand lies? This is what I have been asking myself after scrolling through profiles in my social media feeds.
What do these people really look like? What is the world coming to with filters and social media? Are we truly living a lie today when we cannot even trust the way people portray themselves in a photograph?
I feel we need to set some boundaries in both the filters and on a personal level. Some things should just be off-limits. I feel the whole world is now so digitally enhanced that soon we will not be able to tell reality from the truth.
We are blurring it.
I feel this is a serious problem. What used to be simple photoshop edits have now turned out be the pandemic of TikTok. Mad edits such as nose face and eyes can all be modified. People look beautiful on camera and look… Well, look at themselves off-cam. This will have severe psychological trauma in the future, mark my words.