Most People Aren’t Super Beautiful
Television, movies, magazines and websites would all have us believe that the average person is stunningly beautiful. And when there is someone who isn’t pretty, they’re usually the villain or the comic relief.
But how true is that portrayal?
Recently I spent all day at a public event at the local fair grounds. As I looked around at everyone who showed up, I came to a startling conclusion: most people aren’t super beautiful. In fact, most people are funny shaped, overweight, have bad hair or bad clothes or can’t wear makeup correctly to save their lives.
There were hardly any “beautiful” people there.
Then it got me thinking about all the other public functions I go to. It seems that this wasn’t a fluke. No matter if it’s a summer concert or a walk around the park, most people aren’t stunning. They’re normal. They might not dress right for their body shape. They may have bad skin or a nose too big for their face.
But here’s the thing. I’m not complaining about the lack of beauty. Rather, I’m complaining, just a bit, about how unrealistic Hollywood is. I always knew it was the case. Can anyone really be as beautiful as Angelina Jolie?
Still, I was under the impression that at least 30% of regular people were super hot. It turns out, at least in these parts, that it’s more like 3%.
That leads me to a few conclusions:
- It is completely normal, and even, dare I say, beautiful to have flaws. Overweight? Perfectly fine. Have small eyes? You’re normal!
- People should quit hoping to be like one of the “beautiful” people and instead focus on being the best person they can be, inside and out.
- If you do your hair well, choose clothes that flatter your figure, learn to wear makeup right, and smile, you will be prettier than 90% of the people around you.
- Quit having low-self esteem about being ugly or fat. Look around you. Are these other people really better looking than you? Probably not.
Original photo credit: World Economic Forum