How beautiful are you?

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”

“Maybe but…”

“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.


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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