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  • Writer's pictureKristen Miller

beautiful people

my entire life i've been enamored with beautiful people. not really sure what that's about, but i'm rolling with it. the thing that is bizarre about it is that while there is definitely something to be said for external beauty, but realistically surface, external beauty really makes no difference. i've met hundreds of externally beautiful people in my life, and when it comes right down to it, it's just a facade. what REALLY makes a difference is what's going on underneath the surface.

case in point: recently i met a really externally beautiful man. i'd say (this is my own personal opinion), he is externally one of the most beautiful men i've met. but when i started having conversations with him, it became clear very quickly that he is all about himself. and that's it. every word that comes out of his mouth, every move he makes, every action he takes...only about him and his well-being. he would say things that were incredibly hurtful to people, and when i tried to address this with him, the response was something to the effect, "they just have to not take it personally." he definitely played a good game, but no matter how good a player you are externally, at some point you will not be able to hide any ugliness inside.

this has taught me a very important lesson... anyone can be born beautiful. we don't get to choose the skin we're born in, the physical features we have. this is all pre-programmed based on the genes of our two biological parents. we DO get to choose what we do with the brain and character we are given. i don't care how beautiful you are on the outside (the part you generally have minimal control over); if you have an ugly heart and minimize the existence and contributions of others, you are ultimately an ugly person. TRUE beauty consists of compassion, empathy, mindfulness, awareness and acceptance of ALL people, regardless of any pre-programmed genes they have no control over. check yourself people. are you choosing to be beautiful inside?

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