Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Day 8 | Beauty or Brains

Prompt: Would you rather be less attractive and extremely intelligent or extremely attractive and less intelligent? What do you think the pros and cons of each combination would be?

Stephanie | We live in a world obsessed with beauty. Countless bottles of different creams, lotions, and oils claiming to make you look younger, reduce wrinkles, and overall make you look sexy and attractive. I wish society didn't drill it into our heads that we have to be a size 0 to be beautiful. (I understand this is not the belief of all people, this is how I feel). I didn't grow up with  anyone telling me how pretty I was, no one to boost my self esteem, that was all put on reserve for when my sister was born. I don't remember the exact words she used, but to my mom I was fat and ugly, I was 12. Ive always been over weight, even at my thinnest, and for some reason being thicker makes others think they can say or do whatever they want to you, like my life has no value because I don't look like they do, because I'm not skinny. I have crooked teeth, no chin, the worst eyelashes possible, dry skin, oily skin, acne, stretch marks, and I'm short. My appearance prevents me from being the 'real' me. Every dirty look and rude comments sticks with you and eventually changes your personality. I don't put myself in a situations where any attention is on me, I'm a background kind of person, as long as no one sees me, they cant judge me, they cant hurt me. I know I should be happy with myself and how I look, I shouldn't care what others think of me, its shouldn't matter at all, but it does. When you receive more negative than positive remarks about your looks, eventually it consumes you. Its hard to be happy when you hate everything about yourself. There's not a single physical feature that I am proud of.  I don't look in the mirror unless absolute necessary and I hate clothes shopping. I  make sure to tell my girls everyday how beautiful they are, I am responsible for making them believe it for building up their self esteem so high that when society does get to them it wont knock them down. So, since you can work towards becoming more intelligent, I would choose to be more attractive.

Annetta | I would choose less attractive & extremely intelligent. Honestly, I would just like to be at a normal intelligence level as being extremely smart sound smog elite a burden & so does being extremely beautiful. Both of them have their pro's & con's, but being beautiful & less intelligent should like all you have is a pretty face that will age. I currently don't consider myself as a beauty or at really intelligent as I fall in the lines of being 'cute' and not the smartest girl in town, but I am happy with who I am and how I look. 


  1. Dear girls! Great blog, great ideas,great you! Thank you for your inspiration and honesty in your posts. Dear Stephanie, when i read your posts, I see a beautiful,talented woman with kind heart. The beauty of the heart always reflekts on the face of the person. Beautiful woman is a woman with sunshine and happiness in her eyes. Height and weight are just a wrapper of a candy!)) You always can change it and name it like you want. And I am sure that harmony in heart changes the look. So i wish you to find in this blog not only inspiration but a harmony in your heart and beauty of life!) You are able to change your mind about yourself! Good luck!))

    1. That was so so beautifully said!! Thank you so much for uplifting and encouraging! -Annetta

    2. Thank you so much for your comment, I do know I need to work on how I see myself. I hope this years journal project will help me work through some one those things, and help inspire others as well. I hope you continue to follow along with us through the year! -Stephanie


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