Beauty Is A Gift, Use It Well

January 29, 2013  |  
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From Hello Beautiful

As early as we learn our colors and how to spell our name, we’re taught moral principles that will hopefully shape us into good, responsible and thoughtful people. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” “If you see something, say something,” “Sharing is caring,” and the list of clichés goes on and on.

Another one in particular that I remember hearing often is, “Beauty comes from the inside.” My mother would emphasize this every time I misbehaved, scaring me into thinking that my bad attitude and intentional pestering of my big sister would somehow make me look like Wicked Witch of the West.


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  • Guest

    Yes our society can be superficial at times, but we were all born into it and didn’t make the rules. Beauty has its perks, just like being rich has it perks, being powerful has it perks and being intelligent has it perks. It doesn’t make anyone better, it’s just the way it is!!!


    Too bad we live in a superficial society where you are judged harshly how you look rather than the content of your character. “The prettiest people do the ugliest thing” (sometimes)

  • Nope

    The type of beauty that doesn’t have to dodge rain drops, right?

  • Michiko

    Beauty is not a gift.