Physical beauty is a dime-a-dozen phenomena. All too often we’re consumed with the surface facade, we use it as the only gauge upon which we judge another person’s worth (oftentimes we won’t even bother getting to know somebody truly and honestly unless the wrapping is pleasant). This isn’t some holier than thou shit either, everyone does it to some extent in their life, we’re so wired into a system that champions vanity, that celebrates perfection and physicality that we sometimes forget how hard it is in this world for the ordinary person to be appreciated, to feel like their existence means anything at all. Nay the ‘ugly’ person, simply those of us (the majority) who are imperfect and all too real.
And frankly it is hardly difficult to deduce the motive behind obsession with the physical. Everybody wants to feel love, to be fought over, to be fantasize about and to be the center of another’s visceral, violently sexual desires. For those of us who don’t inspire those feelings, we aspire to be all that would inspire said feelings because we’re tired of hearing ridiculous consolations like ‘oh but you’re adorable’ or (God fucking forbid) ‘you’re a great friend’.
At the end of the day though, the beauty of the body fades. Our biology dictates that we must wither and wilt, and in the salvos that follow it is up to us to really confront what we did with our physical beauty (or lack thereof). You can stave off the inevitable, but the fact remains that the physical goes away, and if all you can summize from your youth and beauty is that you were arrogant, callous and cruel with it that which you prized so highly will destroy you. For us to truly attain beauty we must appreciate the gifts we have been given, we must recognize that we are not an ethereal other worldly deity’s greatest gift to this universe (we were merely born genetically lucky) and we must always remember that what we have been given: a great ass, luscious curves, macaroon delicate eyes blah blah blah is not a right, but a privilege (and if you recognize that you’ll treat if with the respect it deserves). All of this coalesces in a personality that ostensibly exudes humility, restraint and generosity…hopefully