When people get old their outer beauty will probably fade, and even though this may be looked at as developing character, they get wrinkles, suffer hair loss, and lose their mobility and get out of shape, but their essence, their core will not change, because this is their inner beauty. A person’s inner beauty is what makes every individual unique. Inner beauty is not something that ugly people say to themselves so they can feel better, this is a real thing. Beauty will always remain in the eye of the beholder, but real beauty is much more than a visual thing, as it comes from within and it makes up your personality.
I did not get a lot of dates when I was in High School and it was because I lacked confidence in my appearance, having warts on my hands and pimples on my face was not a good look. I did have confidence in my ability to make others laugh, so I was not a total loser. My mom took me to a doctor who was able to freeze the warts and they fell off which made me feel better. My sister introduced me to Noxzema skin cream and she told me to try and avoid touching my face, because my hands had germs on them and that was aggravating my skin. This helped and my completion cleared up a bit.
Some kids had worse acne than mine and this one kid in particular looked really bad. I remember eating lunch at the pizza parlor one day and this guy walked up to him and told him to leave, because his face was making everyone so sick that they couldn’t eat their pizza. He actually said, “Your face looks like it was on fire and someone beat it out with a chain”, which made the kid leave. I felt bad for that kid, but I was also glad that he was not sitting next to me anymore. I was never belonged to the IN crowd, but I wasn’t a complete outcast either.
Growing up is difficult on most students and trying to fit in can be real rough for some. Physical beauty plays a big part in how you will fit in with others. Everyone wants to date the girl that is the most attractive and when you are young, nobody considers inner beauty. I don’t have any message to share with others about beauty other than maintaining a positive attitude towards yourself could go a long way to fixing your self image.
Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt “Inner Beauty”.