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Random Rambling | Why is beauty so celebrated?


Do you ever look at the comments on your favourite celebrities Instagram selfies? most of them will be "oh my God you are so beautiful", "how are you so perfect?", "Can I just have your hair?" I will admit, often times my first thought is also how God damn hot they look. But this got me thinking about our infatuation with beauty. When we post a 'woman crush Wednesday' often times it's solely because how beautiful they are rather than their talents, beliefs or values.

Then there are some people, who are truly amazing at what they do and their main gift is not their good looks. Take Rebecca Aldington for example, she is an Olympic Gold Medalist. I personally, can't think of a much bigger achievement than that, I can't think of something more inspirational. However, she was slated and made fun of because of her appearance so much so that she went and got a nose job. 

Rebecca Adlington after & before nose job
For some reason, appearance, something that is not a skill, something that you are just born with, was given more of an important standing than talent, dedication, ambition and hard work. When you really think about it, that is just crazy. Models are admired, adored and celebrated and what for? their physical appearance that they were just lucky enough to be born with and maybe a good make-up artist and stylist?

Lets face it, we all love to be told that we are beautiful. We want someone to recognise us. To tell us that our "eyes make the stars look like they're not shinning" or our hair "falls perfectly without us trying" (can you name the song? haha) But what I'm wondering is, do we value these compliments over "you are so smart", "you have achieved so much" or "you are so strong and brave"? Because, by the looks of it we are placing more value on appearance than anything these days.


What's your opinion on celebrating beauty so much?

I know this was an incredibly random post, it was just something I was thinking of. I do a lot of that lately now that college is over. I think you should definitely be expecting more random ramblings in the future!



8 comments

Emily Allen said...

This was really interesting to read, I find it strange how people feel the need to comment on celebrities photos complimenting them like they don't get that enough, it's easy to idolise someone's beauty but the media shouldn't make us think that it is some kind of skill or talent to be beautiful. I felt so bad for Rebecca when she was crying in the Jungle, she really is pretty even before the nose job. Looking forward to more ramblings hehe xx

Madeline Rose said...

I completely agree. This also makes me think of the whole You Tube Culture commentary going on. We don't know their life, we only know the little snippets and moments they show us in pictures. Celebrities don't look perfect all the time, they look perfect after hours of hair and makeup done by professionals. I do enjoy getting compliments, and a few are nice, but at some point it makes you feel awkward to have that much attention paid to how you look. You start questioning if the only important thing about you is how you look. Sorry for the long ramble comment :)

Madeline | Ring-a-Round a Rosey | Bloglovin’

Michaela Higgins said...

I actually see beauty in the imperfections more than anything. People with such symmetrical eyes, ears, mouth & nose are the ones that freak me out. What attracts me to a guy is whether they have happy eyes. Eyes that look as though they have a soul 😊 Imperfection is beauty & what truly matters in my eyes xx

Michaela Higgins said...

I actually see beauty in the imperfections more than anything. People with such symmetrical eyes, ears, mouth & nose are the ones that freak me out. What attracts me to a guy is whether they have happy eyes. Eyes that look as though they have a soul 😊 Imperfection is beauty & what truly matters in my eyes xx

Sinead said...

I know what you mean Kayla! Usually if a guys personality is good I see them as good looking. There's definitely more important things than typical beauty :)

Emma McIlroy said...

This was really thought provoking Sinead. Especially the last bit about valuing comments on our looks over comments on our achievements. I feel like I will be thinking about this for quite a while :)
Emma | the Earth through a Lens

Anna said...

'cos girl youre amazing just the way you are'...it had to be done :) & I completely agree with you! I think so many people always compare their lives so much to somebody elses who has just posted a picture of a teeny part of their day xxx

Dib-Dab-Debs said...

It's a shame when beauty is considered more important than the talents and achievements somebody has. So often I compare myself to others in the looks department and come away feeling pretty rubbish about myself. It's ridiculous when I truly believe that real beauty comes from within (sounds cheesy, right?). What I mean is that if someone is caring and compassionate or just an all round good person it will shine through and undoubtedly be more attractive than some good hair and nice cheekbones.
Debi x

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