HELLO EVERYONE! I hope you’re having a stunning Sunday so far. Like every other Sunday I’m here – ready with another brand new blog post. If you’re new to my blog then I’ll just quickly explain what the heck ‘Coffee Chats’ is all about. So, not too long ago I decided to make this series called ‘Coffee Chats’. It’s a series of blog posts where I talk about different and in somewhat difficult subjects. I’ve touched on subjects like; Confidence, motivation, anxiety and now beauty. My aim is to be able to talk about rather serious subjects, but make them understandable, ‘fun’ to read and maybe even inspiring. A main part in this series is the comments and responds – these posts are just as much about my opinion and point of view as your’s. So, if that sounds interesting to you then I’ll suggest you keep on scrolling!
So yeah, beauty… I’ve been wanting to touch on this for ages, but I’ve just found it rather difficult in a way. I think it’s because it’s very similar to confidence, which is something we all lack at times. But, I feel motivated and inspired to write about it today – so that’s what I’m gonna do.
Over the last couple of years many have said and concluded that we’re constantly getting met with beauty. It’s not that I disagree. But, beauty has been around since freaking Cleopatra (and probably even before that) The twist today is our perspective and view on what’s beautiful. What I mean by this is; when was the last time you saw someone really beautiful and then straight afterwards didn’t question your own physical appearance? Personally I hardly remember the last time. Which now that I think about it is truly terrible. It’s not that I think I’m “ugly”. But, I wouldn’t consider myself extremely beautiful either. However, it’s something I’m working on – to be able to actually say: “Yes, I am beautiful”.
A lot of people say that beauty is found within. Which, again I really do NOT disagree with. But, I feel like over the past couple of years there just hasn’t been as much focus on that sort of beauty – which again I think is terrible and such a shame. Let’s try n’ move the spotlight to inner beauty further on – shall we? Speaking of moving the spotlight, then why don’t we stop focusing on other’s beauty and try to realise our own? Or even better! Why don’t we all stand in the spotlight? When I was about 13/14-ish (aka my most insecure time) I found this quote and decided to make it a ‘quotes-I-shall-now-live-by’.
“Admire someone else’s beauty WITHOUT questioning your own!”
2 or 3 years later I still think it’s important and I still remind myself of it. It’s important to compliment an admire another’s beauty – but you should be able to do it with out a ” I wish I was that beautiful” or ” Oh, poor me…”. NO! You can’t ‘measure’ beauty – let that be today’s life lesson.
I feel like I need to conclude a few things – so here you go:
- When you look at a picture of let’s say Kylie Jenner and then look in a mirror afterwards – you shouldn’t first notice the blemish on your face or your ‘small’ lips. Because since when did we create a standard for lips? Since Kylie Jenner? No, that’s not a standard and why is that? Because a) you can’t measure beauty b) she’s (also) known for her big lips which means that it’s NOT a standard!
- Let’s try to admire each other’s beauty instead of envy it. Everyone’s beautiful! (yes, I am aware of the fact that I sound like a high hippie from the 70’s giving a speech at a world peace conference – you don’t have to tell me hahaha)
- Remind yourself of the fact that beauty is just as well found in people’s personality as their look (if not even more) Think of it this way – The person(s) you admire the most in the whole wide world. Do you admire them because of their beautiful eyes or because they’re an inspiration and humble human being? Game changer, right?
So, I think that was about it. Or in other words; that’s all I’ve got for you. Now, I truly hope that you’re willing and interested in giving me some sort of response. Please let me know in the comments:
What did you think of this post and my view on ‘beauty’? What’s your thought’s on it? Did you like the way I edited these pictures? & are there any other topics you’d like me to talk about?
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-Karen W. xx