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  • Is it better this way, or that way?

  • It's horrible whichever way.

  • It's not very respectable, really to feel frustrated with one's appearance.

  • Mature and reasonable people are not supposed to go around regretting the shape of their nose or the way their hair falls.

  • Yet, you gaze in the bathroom mirror and think: Why? In my brief existence on this planet does this have to be me?

  • For those unhappy with their looks, pictures are painful, each new image brings more bad news; yet, this isn't crazy.

  • We care about our looks for a sound reason.

  • Because everyone judges us by them.

  • Because they determine the first response.

  • To deal with the challenges of our appearance, we need to develop a particular kind of wisdom.

  • Here is a start to learning how to cope with one's looks.

  • [It's not personal.]

  • Personal appearance simply is one of the least democratic parts of life.

  • It's a lottery and you haven't won.

  • It's nothing to do with you, nor is it to their credit that it is them.

  • It just is.

  • [Let your disappointment feed your love of beauty.]

  • A bald man would appreciate your hair like no one else will.

  • It's the ugly who are at the best place to appreciate beauty; something the beautiful should bear in mind when they're considering on who bestow their favors.

  • [Rely on ugly parents.]

  • People learn about love from their parents.

  • And when they're grown up, often search for lovers who remind them a little in some unconscious way of mum or dad.

  • The good news is that often mum or dad were quite weird or ugly looking.

  • That helps to explain the odd choices good looking people sometimes make.

  • Thank God for ugly parents.

  • [Laugh at the weird elite.]

  • The world is dominated by an often unfair money hierarchy.

  • Against that, it's refreshing that there's also this strange looks hierarchy.

  • It doesn't restore justice, but it thumbs its nose up at other forms of injustice just a little.

  • [Be patient.]

  • However unfair the distribution of appearance is today, time will eventually bring justice.

  • No one ends up happy with how they look.

  • It's just a question of waiting.

  • For some, this enchantment may start at 10.

  • For others, it may take another 40 years, but it will happen, for sure.

  • [See beauty in new places.]

  • Rather than saying appearance doesn't matter, you can get better at noticing the less obvious but still real beauty in odder places.

  • The trouble with our culture isn't so much that we love appearances but that we focus on too narrow range of features and qualities.

  • So, start to get interested in someone's august forehead.

  • Note the melancholy sweetness of their eyes.

  • Admire an expression of Kindly acceptance.

  • Point out serenity.

  • A trusting face.

  • A candid nose.

  • There are so many good and attractive things we can see in people's faces, If we're alert to different types of beauty.

  • And hopefully, someone, somewhere, will one day do the same for us.

Is it better this way, or that way?

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Not Liking One's Look

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