بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
It's been so long since I wrote something long. Lately, I continuously stumbled upon the question about ugliness and beauty. Well, there's no people who are ugly. You just not good looking enough. In my case, I'm not good looking enough as compared to my friends and siblings. They are a whole lot better. Anyway, don't get me wrong. I'm not being depressed or low self esteem. This is what we call being realistic.
Being not beautiful enough is okay. There's nothing wrong. The wrong thing is when you are trying to become as pretty as other people around you. And you push yourself to look like others. Just for the sake of being pretty. In the end, you lost your originality. Your authenticity. Do remember that people are at their best in their own skins. When it comes to looks, lot of people become judgmental. Lot and lot and lot. No matter how hard you're trying they will always search for your bad side. For your flaws. So, why should you push yourself so hard just for others?
I've seen a lot of pretty faces around me. Yes, they are lucky. But do remember, Allah doesn't look into looks, He looks for heart. Being beautiful or pretty is bonus. Why should you worried about your look when you have a lot of other things that can make you look good? One and each of us was born with talent. All you need to do is seek for it. For me, I am very use to the words not pretty. So, when someone told me I look good or pretty, I was like " You are too use to my ugliness that you think I have become prettier." No offense. I'm living. XD
I never take the "not-being-beautiful-enough" as a weakness unless you are competing for Miss World. Then, people will judge you for your look. But still, it is subjective. Plenty of times we argue with people around us, claiming our choices are prettier, theirs are not. See? Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We can never satisfy people. All we can do is shine in our own way. We are born starts so let us not die too early. Shine brightly and be proud for how you look.
END. May ALLAH bless.