What Does It Mean To Be Beautiful?
Start writing a post
Student Life

What Does It Mean To Be Beautiful?

What It Means To Me

What Does It Mean To Be Beautiful?

In today's society, we go from left and right about what ideal beauty is. But what does it actually mean to be beautiful?

Many look up to celebrities, to models, T.V personalities, trying to figure out what their own ideal beauty is. We have this ideal beauty trend, makeup is everywhere! literally, men are pressured into having huge muscles, and women are pressured to having big butts, and small waists. It is definitely a negative way to perceive beauty. It's dangerous, because we are looking at a false reality.

I think as a society, we have what it means to be beautiful wrong. Many say they know beauty is on the inside, but then actions speak louder than words. As a society, we care too much about our looks. We naturally care too much about what others think about us, therefore affecting our perception on beauty.

I know it is such a cliche thing to say being beautiful starts from the inside, but it's so true. To be truly beautiful, you must learn to love yourself, love yourself through the insecurities, love the quirky things about yourself. It's okay to not have that perfect body, because let's face it a perfect body doesn't exist, but a perfect body in your own eyes does.

Being beautiful is having the chance to look at a mirror, and feel completely confident when you walk out the door. I've had to learn myself how to feel completely confident. I don't have a skinny body, but I do have little quirky things about myself that I have learned to love. I have uneven dimples, my hair gets frizzy here and there, I have acne, and I could shed a few pounds. As a young teenager, I was bullied for a long time I felt insecure about myself, but as I got older I really started to learn what it was to love myself, and that was a beautiful thing. It's the quirky things that make you, you! I understood that all the little quirky things about me, makes me me. I am the only one who can do it, I am the only one who can make that sound, or sing a certain way. I learned how to embrace everything about me, and run with it.

Being beautiful is showing love to others, and being kind. Many times it should be our actions that demonstrate who we are. If we bring love and laughter to another person, that's beautiful. Have you ever sat down and seen someone laugh? It's such a beautiful moment, because in that moment there isn't a care in the world, it's just a moment filled with happiness and love.

The most important thing for me is being a Christian, and I think that makes me beautiful. As a Christian, we are taught we are made in God's image. The only one who matters is God, and he created us to be beautiful! He didn't create us to have doubt, to feel depressed about our insecurities! God is love, and that only means because we were created in his image

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments