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|
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!