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Beauty

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Beauty

In my opinion, blind people are quite blessed. Their blindness allows them to discover true beauty without being swayed by the phoniness of many physical appearances. Anyone can revise their physical appearance to look more beautiful. They can buy fake eyelashes to make their lashes look fuller, they can buy hair extensions to make their hair appear longer, and they can even pay a plastic surgeon to have their breasts look seductive. In our world today, you can go from looking like a dead zombie, to Americas Next Top Model in just a few minutes by applying makeup. The cosmetic industry of today provides endless possibilities that allow people to achieve the body of their dreams. These things would be great if they weren't so commonly mistaken for being "beautiful".

I have seen way too many people confusing the idea of beauty, with the meaning of "pretty". I have herd several people talk about what changes they need to make to their bodies in order for them to be beautiful. Whenever I hear this, I always reply by telling them how incorrect they are. They need to learn that being beautiful is not the same as being pretty. I have come to accept that I will never be a super model. I will never strut down the runway of fashion week in Milan, or pose for the cover of Italian Vogue. I know that I will never be a Cover Girl nor a Victoria Secret Spokes Model. I am comfortable with the fact that I will never be a Tyra Banks, Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie, or Beyonce of my generation. I could wear hair extensions, get plastic surgery, wear lots of makeup, and even starve myself to lose weight, but regardless of any procedure I do or how much I update my wardrobe, it won't change the fact that I am too short for runway, too chunky for Seventeen Magazine, and too average to be a Cover Girl. The best part about this is that I am totally satisfied with myself because I know the true meaning of beautiful.

True beauty is walking into a room and...