If you could, would you completely change the way you look? I was watching The Twilight Zone: Number 12 Looks Just Like You, and I wondered....If everyone is beautiful, then no one is beautiful? No, that would put too much of a value on appearance. We talked the other day about the advantages and disadvantages of beauty. But what would a world be like if everyone looked the same? Well not exactly, they did have 12 different models to choose from.
In the show it doesn't seem that "looks" are really the issue. It seems more like the issue is that they take away individuality, notice how everyone is superficially happy all the time. Yes it would be lovely to have a world where we didn't judge anyone off their looks....but we could do that without surgery. Have you ever noticed that when you get to know a person, really get to know them, they become radiantly beautiful? I had a friend, who I didn't really find pretty, but after I got to know her, she became beautiful. So too can happen when you know a pretty person who is ugly on the outside. Or when some is beautiful on the outside, and on the inside it elevates them even more. On the reverse side, I suppose it would be nice, in a way, to live in a place where everyone looked the same, then it would only be the mind and soul that mattered. Yet think of this: If we all looked the same, but kept our identities, we would still find a way of judging and criticizing.
In the end, I like that the sunrise is different from the sunset. I love how different places on the globe have a unique thing to offer. The message is clear, diversity is pure beauty, for in a world of rose, a single dandelion would be divine. (I personally like both, but you get my point). When we attempt to make everyone the same, we lose something. Though the world may be cruel sometimes, and seem so unfair...remember "Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are." (Golden).
In stripping away the facade....we find the true glory and goodness of a person. So we must ask ourselves, do you want to be beautiful or Ugly? Do you want to spread hate and venom, or kindness and hope?
Today I will pick hope. Have a beautiful day my friends!!
Oh, if you want to watch that episode...It is on Youtube
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