A long time ago, in early 20th century, there lived a man of high virtue and honour. He was the emperor of his kingdom which was composed of acres of agricultural land and immense fruit gardens. He was the first one in his empire to own a Chrysler car. It had a stunning design and he was proud to be the owner of such a magnificent ride. He even allotted security guards to protect it. One day the car stopped operating. He employed all his resources to find out what is wrong with his good-looking car as for him it was not only a means of travel; it represented his high status. Some people suggested that he should paint it blue. They thought that the colour of the car is not appealing so it might be the reason why it stopped working. He painted the car blue. Unfortunately, this didn’t work. Someone told him that since the Chrysler cars are mostly of black colour so he should paint it black to make it work again. He treasured his car a lot so, he did as recommended but that attempt ended in failure too. It was discovered later, by a wise man, that the problem is with the “inside” of the engine not the “outside” of the car.
We are like that car. We keep working on improving the exterior while totally ignoring the inside. Like the engine which needs regular service, our souls need customary inspection too! Our thoughts, our visions, our imagination makes us beautiful. In other words, the clearer our soul is the more beautiful we are. Our souls can only be clear and beautiful if we recognise our defects and work on them to correct them. The first step in improving ourselves is to know and accept our faults and then “service” them.
The general concept of beauty is good looks, I tend to disagree.
Society usually judges people by appearance. Social trends push young girls into plastic surgeries or in most cases; severe inferiority complex. According to a survey, in US 7 out of 10 of girls have their faces done. Since when does our appearance delineate what we are? I often asked myself who or what defines beauty? What’s the criterion of stating anything as beautiful? I was watching Bridget Jones`s diary, and I realized out of the blue that beauty really comes from our mind. In that movie, Bridget was not supposed to be too pretty. She was a normal and a little chubby girl, but I could see her exuding some pride. She had confidence in herself. That is significant.
Everyone is beautiful and no one is perfect! Like the car, if we wish to keep ourselves operating we need to correct our inner faults to make ourselves more beautiful from inside. Being confident helps us to realise our potential. Look-ism is now a social dilemma. Appearance oriented scrutiny should be exterminated because we are human beings not exhibited objects.
We’re all beautiful from outside the way we are created and as for our inner beauty; we need to create it ourselves.