Written By: Morgan Austin
Imagine that there is a ring at your doorbell, and when you open the door, a package is sitting outside with your name on it. Inside is a button and a card. On the card, it says "If you press this button, you will instantly become beautiful". Would you press it?
Let me ask you this. If you were to press the button, what would you look like? What would the button deem to be beautiful? Would you have brown hair, black hair, blonde hair, or even some sort of rainbow colored hair? What color would your eyes be? How tall would you be?
You see, society likes to put out these ads and expectations for people to see what they think that beauty is. To them, it's that girl with the flawless skin and the hair that has never been frizzy, while her makeup is always perfect. Beauty for men seems to be the guy who always has his hair gelled to "perfection" and he's either looking sharp in a suit or showing off his abs in some swim trunks. Yet, even though we can see so many articles and TV segments about how these people are photo-shopped or that they have makeup caked on their face just to advertise skin care products, we want to be these people. Why is that?
Think of someone right now that you would want to look like if you pressed that button. Now, why would you want to look like them? We want what those people have, but if everyone who ever felt ugly or unimportant was given that button, we would probably have a lot of copies of those celebrities and models walking around in our own neighborhoods.
Why would you want to look just like someone else?
You know what I think? I think that if you were to press that button, nothing about you would change. You would look exactly the way that you did before you pressed it. You wouldn't look that way because the button was broken or because the button just has to process the request for a really long time. You would look that way because everyone is beautiful just the way they are. You have something in your appearance and in your personality that make you unique. Nobody can copy you or act exactly like you do. While you may feel like someone who needs a button that will make you look like a supermodel, just know this: you were born to be unique, and you were born beautiful. Surround yourself with good friends that embrace that beauty. Instead of focusing on your "flaws" focus on all of your never-ending unique qualities that make you great.
Besides, if we all looked like someone else, the world would be a very dull and boring place.
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