Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran

There is a time in everybody’s life when they look in the mirror and feel ugly. It might be that they are aging, that they are still being plagued by teenage acne, or the fact that they absolutely hate the size of their thighs.
Let’s face it, in today’s body obsessed society nobody is satisfied with anything short of perfection. The media has created an unrealistic image of beauty that everyone is forced to abide to.   The perfect woman must be skinny, have no cellulite, have amazing hair and they must have an impeccably pretty face with a tanned and flawless skin to match.
Why has our society become so wrapped around physical appearance, and not care about what’s inside?
Marilyn Monroe once said "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
Such a profound statement made by one of Hollywood’s most legendary beauty’s.
But, although she seemed so beautiful, even Marilyn Monroe had everything on the outside but, came to her untimely death fighting her demons on the inside.
The media preaches inner beauty is important, then turns around and tells us to go under the knife to find it. "Beauty on the inside is far more inferior than beauty on the outside!" That is The famous-clichéd cry, then the cameras cut to before-and-after pictures of a makeover – as if something from a bottle can reach a person’s soul.
Does inner beauty really exist among all this superficial paranoia?
On 11 April 2009, a nervous, unattractive, frumpish 48 year old woman stepped on the terrifying stage of Britain’s got talent.   Everybody, judging Susan Boyle by her outer appearance, expected yet another wannabe singer to make a fool of herself. Despite   the audience's initial cynical attitude, for most of them that was one on of the "biggest wake-up calls ever" they had ever received. Boyle stunned the audience with her powerful, angelic, voice. The...