Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Labeled the ugliest woman in the world"... a true inspiration

I could not help but share this incredible video. Lizzie... a true inspiration, a person that has so much courage and self-confidence to survive all the labels we put on people without even knowing them. Her speech makes one think about the people's perception of each other. We tend to judge people without even knowing them, sometimes it takes nothing more but just a look to be rejected. The word unfair does not really describe that kind of behavior, I prefer the word stupid, because it truly is. We make judgement and form opinions based on nothing. Our entire world is revolving around the appearance, starting from the marketing of the simplest products to forming opinions about people. We spend more time, money and energy on buying accessories for our appearance; whether it be clothing, jeweler or a fancy car;  then gaining inner "accessories", such as values, morals, education and knowledge, kindness. In a way we all have turned into marketing associates, we just think about the ways to represent ourselves, about the way we look, but never about who we truly are inside. In fact for many people their appearance and the appearance only is who they are, their looks is what represents them. In other words we turn into these beautiful gift boxes, wrapped up in the nicest papers with colorful patterns and unique designs, accessorized with bows, sparkles and stars; but all those gift boxes are empty. We take too much time in wrapping up ourselves, but not enough time to truly discover our inner gifts and the beauty.


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