Why Finding The Beauty In Everyone Can Change The World
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Why Finding The Beauty In Everyone Can Change The World

If you look for it, you just might find it.

Why Finding The Beauty In Everyone Can Change The World
Hannah Gillotte

I find it is very easy to see the ugly, the awful and the terrible in the world. There is so much evil and tragedy surrounding us on a day to day basis, I think it's hard for some of us to cope with all of it sometimes. Just the other day there was a story on the news about a two year old dying of a heat stroke because he was left unattended and locked in a car. No matter what we do as a species, we can always rely on the fact that we do terrible and atrocious things, not just to ourselves, but to our entire planet. Whether it be global warming, or school shootings, it is understandable why we have such a negative outlook on ourselves. But I may have a solution that could change all of that.

Although it is easy to find the bad and ugly things in our world, since it is literally shoved in our faces, I think that it's important to find the beautiful and the good too. I believe that there is truly beauty in almost everything and everyone. For example, that mean girl you despise may actually be the kindest person to animals. She could spend her weekends, not shopping or being stuck up like you think, but volunteering at an animal shelter. That ugly old sweater that great grandma got you two years ago that has only been worn once, is actually beautiful because it was purchased with love, and after great grandma is gone, you might find yourself loving that old sweater. That boss that annoys you to the core could actually be teaching you some very valuable life lessons you don't realize until after you're gone. That old pile of trash could be turned into art, and those pesky college research papers could change your life forever. There is an upside to everything, a beauty in everyone.

I believe that as human beings we should try and find that beauty in each other. By doing this, the hatred in the world doesn’t have to feel like such a heavy weight on our shoulders and maybe, by finding that beauty we can start to turn away from the ugliness. I don't mean we should ignore the problems of the world, but I think we can grow as a species if we just try and think differently. If we look for the beauty we can rely on it, instead of the bad in the world. Overall, finding the good can change our perspective on everything and hopefully, one day, the bad might not be so dominant in our culture. So I ask you not to submit to the ugly, but to just look a little closer and become part of the beauty.

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