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Monday, July 21, 2003

"Mirror Mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all?"


Beauty, The word reeks prejudice. After all beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Then why is it so important for us to be told that we are beautiful or made to feel it. Magazines , movies, advertisements, anything that involves being in public eye involves a stereotype called beauty. I'd lie blatantly if i said " I don't care how i look". Yes, I do. I want to be a person with more to offer than my looks, but that does not mean that I would settle for looking anything less than good. Why are people surprised if they see an extremely intelligent good looking woman ? Why should God bless anyone with just one or the other ? Why is beauty often associated with lack of grey cells ? Are'nt we all vain creatures in one way or the other ? Looking into the mirror don't we all want to see something beautiful staring back ? It is for your own eyes to behold you as beautiful irrespective of what public opinion may state !!!. But we often get blinded by mass opinion of what may be beautiful and what may not. That is when beauty dies and vanity takes over.

To quote Kahlil Gibran
"People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.
But you are life and you are the veil.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and your are the mirror"

7 Comments:

  • looking good is very important.....we all want to look 'good' and this good is wht is perceived by majority....personally it just makes me feel great if some says...looking good today ! so i accept that i try to look good....dunno how much i suceed though.. ;)

    Originally @ Jul 21, 2003 15:08 PST

    By Anonymous shruti, at 3:40 PM  

  • good to find one more Gibran devotee.
    check out these links http://www.columbia.edu/~gm84/gibran25.html ; or http://leb.net/gibran/

    My favourite quote on Beauty:
    And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.

    It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,

    But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted

    indianheart.rediffblogs.com

    Originally @ Jul 22, 2003 06:11 PST

    By Anonymous aravind, at 3:40 PM  

  • so which actress do u think u resemble now???

    Originally @ Jul 22, 2003 09:08 PST

    By Anonymous vidya, at 3:40 PM  

  • Knowing that u dressed appropiately and look good, is just another confidence booster. At least at that imp meeting with ur boss u are paying attention instead of wondering if ur t-shirt has a hole!

    Originally @ Jul 22, 2003 12:00 PST

    By Anonymous chimaera, at 3:41 PM  

  • nowadyas..looks like beauty lies in the eye of the beer-holder!

    Originally @ Jul 22, 2003 13:03 PST

    By Anonymous suds, at 3:41 PM  

  • I more important is what one thinks other thinks of them ... thats I think in direct relation to self worth. If one has high self esteem one tends to think that others also think good of them and the circle goes. of course really beautiful people like Madhubala and Ash are maybe 1% in the world .. the above applies to rest 99% ... my funda .. kya farak padta hai yaar ;) dil par mat le yaar

    Originally @ Jul 22, 2003 20:35 PST

    By Anonymous moonie, at 3:41 PM  

  • I wouldnt agree all the way Ragz .. much more important than looking good is feeling good abt urself ...

    Originally @ Jul 23, 2003 15:36 PST

    By Anonymous Varoon, at 3:41 PM  

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