Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder


How often have we heard this saying ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’? Now, think how many times have you felt the urge to define someone by the way he or she looks? Or judged people on the basis of how their face is, how they dress up, how tall or short one is or on the basis of someone’s skin tone. Well, we are all guilty of ‘judging a book by its cover’ at some point in our life! The times we live in has made beauty all about being fair and slim.

What have confidence and success got to do with fairness? Beats me; but fairness cream marketers would want you to believe that to be successful you need to be fair. If that was really the case then most of us wouldn’t have wasted our time attending school and college, isn’t it? Knowledge and its application brings success as does hard work. Make no mistake, looking presentable is important to make an impression but that won’t guarantee success. Besides advertisements, movies and serials set an unreal expectation with regards to what constitutes beauty. Sadly, all we see today is plastic beauty. The pressure to ‘look good’ is so high that people don’t think twice before putting their health on the line to achieve the perfect figure. Some even go for cosmetic surgeries, a risk they are ready to take only because fashion magazines define beauty in a certain way.

The feel good quotes such as ‘beauty is skin deep’, ‘love the soul and not the face’ etc is sadly confined to Social Media alone. Once we start applying these to our lives as well, we would have no need to spend money on make up or make overs. Of course, I’ve no objection to those wanting to do so voluntarily but it is the commercialization of beauty and the excessive pressure it exerts on people that I am against. Our ancestors have left us enough material with regard to ‘Shringar’. We might as well put that to use rather than running behind western concepts of plastic beauty.

Why would I spoil something God has endowed me with because a bunch of marketing guys believe that it isn’t perfect? I may not have the perfect nose or slimmest body but at least I’ve the brains not to spoil what nature has given me.

As I always say



Be happy and keep smiling and see how it radiates on your face making you look all the more gorgeous. Have your own standards for beauty rather than towing the line of cosmetic companies and beauty industry.



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