Life is not a magazine and we surely aren’t walking on a catwalk expecting everyone to admire our perfection. After all, the falls are inevitable even for the beautiful ones… So learn to fall with grace, stop accusing your physical appearance about all your misfortune and always remember: The absence of flaws in beauty is itself a flaw. So the best thing you can do is grow to love them!
Marilyn Monroe, the absolute sex symbol of the ‘ 50s quoted:
“A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you”. So when it comes to love, psychology experts believe that: Matters of the heart are not governed by reason and that we tend to find a soulmate that complements our pathology.
Through the years there are plenty of examples that prove a gifted person can always overcome obstacles that appear due to flaws: The “ diva” Maria Kallas, despite her appearance, won the audience with her impressive vocal range on stage. Celine Dion’s incredible voice and vocal maturity made us forget about her physical appearance. Lady Gaga, the singer that seems to make fun of her grotesque beauty is one of the most popular all over the world…
Yes, the selfie below is hers, without make-up! (photo credit: dailymail.co.uk and digital/eroteme.co.uk)
“ Your looks don’t make you pretty…It’s the person inside you who does.” Stand up and make a difference. The world is at your feet!
In a brilliant video concept for her song “Nouveau Parfum”, Hungarian singer Boggie is undergoing a virtual make-over with the help of photoshop. The result is astonishing: The girl of next door is transformed into a beauty goddess, a star, a model. Food for thought: Is this the “perfection” we seek in our everyday lives? And how much stress do we experience trying to reach our utopian goals?
Unsung Lilly is an inspiring pop band from UK. With their music and stance on life Sera, Frankie, Wayne, Allan and Russ, embody many of the values and principles I live by, so it couldn’t but “just be” a love at first sight!
Now if you want to be featured in their new video about self-acceptance visit their blog here and find out how. Act quickly!
For a little inspiration, here is their song “Just Be” which was released last year…
A gap between how we perceive ourselves and how we are perceived by others, is not something uncommon. Here is one of the most smart experiments to prove this scenario happens more often than we think and to a much larger scale than we believe. Although published almost a year ago, I chose to post this Dove documentary because its launch coincides with my birthday and I couldn’t find any better reminder of how we should never underestimate ourselves. The same of course applies for the opposite: never overestimate yourself. In any case, mind the gap.