If We Treated People Like Sunsets

If We Treated People Like Sunsets

How different the world would be?

If we treated people like sunsets, how different the world would be.

If we treated people like sunsets, how much clearer we would see.

If we treated people like sunsets, we'd appreciate every face.

If we treated people like sunsets, the world would be a better place.

Every day we anxiously await the incredible sunset that is to come, in awe of the beauty and uniqueness that each one possesses. As we stare at the splash of hues reflecting off of our wide-eyes, we notice the contrasts in each. We notice the varying colors, the lack of clouds or the abundance of whisping ones. We notice how the day's weather can alter the appearance of each sunset, and how rain prior to the setting sun, followed by a clearing, can make for that of an even more breathtaking sight.

So why is it any different with people?

What makes people so different from sunsets?

We are all incredible and beautifully unique. We contrast each other with our varying colors. The weathering of life changes each and every one of us in magnificent, individualistic ways. Getting caught in the rain for part of your life makes for your appearance after your emergence to be that much more breath taking.

When will we start to appreciate people the same way we appreciate sunsets?

Essentially, we are the same, we just have the ability to feel magnificent emotions, unlike the setting sun. If we used those emotions to value each other like we use them to value the sunset, the world would be such a different place. Every one would be treated as an equal, but recognized for their wonderful, individualistic qualities. Every one would understand the true beauty that they hold while possessing no trace of jealousy, as they would see that although we do not all look the same, we are all beautiful in our own special ways. We would appreciate every single human being that crossed our path, knowing that they too, come from a different background, a different story, a different weathering of events.

The setting sun can be life changing, time passing in wondrous hues right before our eyes. Meeting someone can also be life changing. How much clearer we would see if we just noticed the similarities between the two. We would stop taking people at face value, allowing ourselves to dwell on what they may be holding within, just as we wonder what exactly went into the creation of the incredible vista glowing in front of us.

We come from the same world as these breathtaking sunsets; how did we become so far removed?

If we treated people like sunsets, how different the world would be.

If we treated people like sunsets, how much clearer we would see.

If we treated people like sunsets, we'd appreciate every face.

If we treated people like sunsets, the world would be a better place.

Cover Image Credit: Jenna Rutkey

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.

Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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6 Reasons To Appreciate The Pisces In Your Life

Happy Pisces season!


We are well into the month of February which means that it's finally Pisces season! Often regarded as one of the most magical and dreamy signs, those with their sun in Pisces are said to either serve or suffer by astrologers. Misunderstood but deeply compassionate, here are six reasons why we should show our fish-sign friends some love this month.

1. They're some of the most empathetic people

Pisces are extremely observant which allows them to be emotionally attuned to those around them. They pick up on social cues more closely and quickly than other signs. If something is bothering you or if you're feeling down, they will know what's on your mind without you having to tell them. From personal experience, they will provide you with the most comforting words when you need them.

2. They're also some of the goofiest people

From personal experience, the Pisces I know tell even the most mundane stories in the most hilarious way. They use stories as a way of expressing themselves and as they are gifted with great intuition, they will tell them in a way best suited for their audiences. There are no limits to the things they say to recreate their experiences for others to enjoy.

3. They take time to understand their emotions

Pisces often absorb the emotions of those around them, whether it be negative or positive until it gets too much for them (hence why they're said to be sensitive and emotional). Then they process this information by pulling away from reality and stopping to consider the what, why, and hows of these feelings. That's not all - by allowing themselves uninterrupted time to get to the crux of their emotions, they come to appreciate the little moments in life.

4. So, their creativity has no bounds

Pisces are ruled by the planet Neptune which is associated with dreams, idealism, artistry, and empathy. This allows them to look into their thoughts, and as a mutable sign, channel their emotions authentically into something beautiful and productive.

5. They can adapt to any situation

As the 12th and last sign of the zodiac, Pisces are said to carry a bit of every other sign in the zodiac with them. In addition to their natural intuition, this equips them with the ability to handle every situation with ease and open minds. More broadly, Pisces will agree with almost everyone around them. When they meet someone with an opposing opinion, they'll agree with them, too. Of course, depending on other placements in their natal chart, some might be prone to arguing, but this is less frequent than the other Sun signs.

6. They're all about forgiving and letting go

The most compassionate sign towards humanity, Pisces natives are able to forgive unconditionally. The more gullible ones forgive to a fault, allowing undeserving people back into their lives easily. However, although they are willing to forgive, Pisces will not forget and be the first to bring up your past mistakes in an argument.

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