Beauty- a bane or a boon?
…………………….. haseena

A thing of beauty is a joy forever…
Beauty lies in the eyes of the Beholder…

Etc etc etc…

YET

There is a dirty underbelly to the word “BEAUTY”.

As a member of the fairer sex,
As a mother of two daughters,
As a daughter myself,
Have experienced both the sides of the concept called “Beauty”.

To be born beautiful or handsome is definitely considered to be a fortunate thing , not only in our society but in societies all over the world.

First and foremost it definitely gives one the satisfaction of not being ignored or neglected ever by anybody and anywhere,
that is for sure .

Whether one likes it or not is a different question all together.

Can’t help but refer to history…

Cleopatra…The most beautiful woman in the world of those times ,holds the credit for being responsible for the launch of a thousand ships in war.The consequences of war is known to all.

Mona Lisa…Is one of the most celebrated paintings of all times , for it’s beautiful smile….

There are beauty pageant s which celebrate beauty in all its forms…

Yes being beautiful feels wonderful…
Yet being beautiful comes with its share of woes…

The stark realities are harsh…

As far as personal experience goes…

Being Beautiful is a very difficult experience and is in fact quite a burden to bear especially for the fairer sex.

A pretty face has to pay a heavy price…
In terms of rising upto unfair expectations in academics…
Otherwise she is labelled as a pretty dumbo…

A pretty face cannot afford to be shy and private…
Otherwise she is labelled as proud and arrogant…

A pretty face cannot afford to avoid boys at College…
Otherwise she becomes a target for eve teasing…

A pretty face cannot afford to be too friendly with the opposite sex…
For the fear of being labelled easy and loose …

A pretty face cannot travel alone in Auto rickshaws….
She is given a free ride all around the town before being dropped at her actual destination….

A pretty face cannot go shopping…
She has to bear the intolerable flirtings of the salespersons…

A pretty face is taken for granted all the time…
A pretty face is blamed for no fault of hers…
A pretty face is the first to be spotted and targeted in a group…

Where ever a pretty face goes….
Innumerable eyes are always on her…

Nobody sees the insecurity, fear,discomfort behind a pretty face.

It is not pretty life for a pretty face all the time…

The above may not be applicable for all…
It is the other side of being beautiful …

The actual beauty is truly…
Of the heart…
Of the character …
Of being human…

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