Knowing the true meaning of beauty can be summed up in one the famous Marilyn Monroe quotes, “Boys think girls are like books. If the cover does not catch their attention they will not bother to read what is inside.” It is understandable that both internal and external beauty have their pros and cons, Marilyn is trying to show us that both kinds of beauty are beautiful, important, and balance each other. Guys do not even bother with learning who the girl is if she is not the least bit attractive. In other words, how can a guy find a girl beautiful internally if she does not fit his criteria of beauty on the outside.
Beauty has a price
We judge a book by its cover. It is untrue and unwise, but we place a great deal of importance of people’s first impression. First impressions offer fast moving cues to make an assumption of someone. Our physical appearance is the first thing people see, that is why it has become everyone’s Achilles heel. The first impression is always the most expensive. It is expensive only because of the things we lose. We base our priorities on our appearance and it causes us to deny the true beauty and quality in ourselves. By focusing on the beauty within, we will receive the true value from other people. Society has caused beauty to be costly. People spend so much money getting nipped and tucked just so they can “fit” in. Beauty can be a sport or a goal, it is all up to the person. Some people think they cannot be more beautiful than they already are but every car needs a new fresh coat or a few new designs. But beauty comes from within your chassis.
When you show people a bold choice, it does not go unseen. Choosing beauty makes some feel objectified by the issues and choices they have made. Ask yourself, “What will I try to accomplish today.” Once you ask yourself that, go out and follow it through. Embracing yourself with give the freedom that you never thought you had.
People perceive life as something that is meant to achieve beauty, but everyone is unique. People come in different colors, sizes, and heritage. Everyone is the change that we see and that is true beauty. It is hard to let go of what people say about what you look like. It is a lot of pressure to fit societies version of beautiful, but in the long run people just need to feel comfortable and accept how beautiful they already are. Our bodies are a shell that lets us show our accomplishments. They are simply there to showcase everyone’s happiness. Beauty has been an interesting issue from different perspectives, but it is time to change that.
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My goal for this piece was to make people understand the issue about beauty and what it truly means to be beautiful. While writing this, there were some bumpy roads. I have been through this when I was in middle school. Going through that really damaged my self-esteem. High school was a little bit better but not by much. I cheered all four years of high school not only because I love the sport, but because it was a way for me to look at lest decent enough so I would get picked on. When I got to college and joined Alpha Xi Delta, everything changed. Being with all of those girls made me finally accept who I was and what I looked like. My audience in this piece is to all of the girls who never have felt beautiful in their own skin. I want them to know that no matter what, you are beautiful and amazing just the way you are. Towards the end of my paper, I start to encourage girls and that is where my audience is noticeable. Using a hyperlink, in my opinion, is a lot easier than using MLA 8. With hyper linking all you have to is type in a link, but MLA if you do not have all of the information, you have to go search for it. It takes more time to use MLA than hyper links. For documents being read online, a hyper link is better because it is cleaner. I would say I could improve on my grammar and organization. If I could go back, I would revise and add some new information. I would also add a real-life interview.