“Do all the good you can and create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. It is the inner beauty which matters most.” – Dr Anil Kumar Sinha
We live in a society that places a lot of emphasis on beauty. We become so mesmerized by the beauty on the outside that we fail to see all the ugliness on the inside. Then when that ugliness rears its ugly head we just can’t seem to believe it. We have all heard the stories of the beautiful movie star that was nothing but a witch hidden within a beautiful shell. They did nothing but make the people around them miserable. I think those people are so wrapped up in making the outside, “perfect beauty” that they forget to nurture the spirit within thus depriving themselves of being someone truly beautiful. Now add to this the stress to keep the outside beautiful that manifests itself into anger, depression, anxiety and so on, to the point that now we have a real “Beauty (outer) and the Beast (inner)”.
“Some of us teach ourselves and our children to love the superficial outer; our looks, hair, skin, clothes rather than the greater beauty that resides within whereas it is that inner beauty that really defines you and who you truly are.” – Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
It is time that we throw away the so called “norm” and start teaching our children that true beauty starts within. They need to be taught that beauty starts with a beautiful mind, beautiful heart and a beautiful soul and spirit. We need to emphasize that beauty is created by who they are. Teach them that true beauty comes from looking for the good in others, by being kind and respectful, by helping others, by not spreading negativity, by loving and treating everyone the same and most of all by loving themselves.
I remember watching one of those children beauty pageants one night and I was totally appalled by the disrespect that was shown by the children. They had not been taught that true beauty lies within themselves. It was quite sad actually.
Personally I think children of today are going to be facing some very rough times if we as the teachers don’t change some things. They need to be taught love and respect. They need to be taught how to survive, grow their own food. Hate and racism needs to be removed from their vocabulary. Most of all we need to be setting a better example and we need to start yesterday. I apologize for getting off subject somewhat but what I see happening today makes my heart ache for the children of today.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. It is deeply appreciated. I hope you enjoyed it and walked away with something from it. We don’t live in a perfect world so maybe we need to try to remedy that by teaching our children well.