Our world is obsessed with everything beautiful. From our stone age ancestors up until the modern day, society has its own ideals on what is 'beautiful'. These trends have changed with the times, but one thing remains: if you don't conform to the ideal, then you are not 'beautiful'.
We judge people on their physical aesthetic daily, whether we realize it or not. It is rooted in our instincts that beautiful = better. It means health and better genes to be passed on to offspring. This subconsciously influences how we see others, and also tends to influence how we treat other people.
Take this for example:
A scar. Scars are unwanted and considered "ugly", a blemish, or something that should be removed or hidden. But scars are proof of your body's amazing power to heal itself, why would anyone consider that ugly?
It's all a societal ideal, that a beautiful person has not a scratch on their perfect skin. But normal people are not perfect. The true beauty about humanity comes from each of us being unique and different, as well as from being ourselves.
So accept your scars (perhaps figurative ones and literal ones), and learn to love yourself and others regardless of whether or not they conform to the idea of "beauty". Change your perception of beauty, and learn to accept beauty in all its forms.
Speaking of the changing the way you see things, have you heard how the Huawei P9 can change the way you see mobile photography? Huawei P9’s camera is co-engineered with Leica and has dual lenses that produces high quality photos and allow users to take amazing monochrome, slo-mo, colored, light painting photos among others. Sounds like a great camera phone to me.
What about you? What are your thoughts on the idea of beauty?
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