"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Sunday, October 03, 2010

When you're pretty, you get away with shit.

So there's this girl, lets call her Legolas. (yeah, you know her.) She's a pretty little thing - actually, she's so breathtakingly beautiful I want to cry and puke simultaneously every time I see her. Yeah, that kind of beautiful.

So she gets away with everything. Being a bitch to me, being a bitch to everyone, being a complete ditz.

Me? I don't even get away with existing.

It's funny that, in this day and age, it's not what's in your head that matters, but what's on your head. I guarantee if she didn't have beautiful hair and perfect features and flawless skin she would not get away with half the crap she pulls all day, every day. I guarantee if I were as beautiful as her I wouldn't be garbaging about how bad my life is on this blog that a minute percent of the world reads - I'd be out there with a hot manbag and having a life, probably. But hey, if God exists, then God intended me to sit here and rage about bad boyfriends and the joys of coloured eyeliner.

So don't tell me it's beauty on the inside that counts, because it doesn't. Don't tell me that looks don't matter, because they do. Those little anecdotes might sound poetic and shit, but they're not farking true.

Watch Easy A. I recommend it. And when you're about to tell yourself 'Pah! That stuff never happens' trust me, they do.


Adelaide Dupont said...

Easy A is indeed a great movie, with a strong protagonist, and a film which looks askance on certain forms of Christianity.

Gossip, reputations, impression management ...

Great to hear about what you'd do with your life if you were beautiful like "Legolas". I am sure you would use it for good.

Adelaide Dupont said...

And actually this particular post is being read from as far away as Turkey.

Here is an example of Middle Eastern beauty and sass.

Nihad Alaeddin: actor, screenwriter and director. A very different "road to Damascus" from what we're accustomed to.

Blur Ting said...

When i was your age, my best friend was the most popular girl in school. I was invisible next to her! At that time, I thought good looks could get you everywhere. Then she met the wrong guy. Life wasn't good to her. Today, she's a single mum struggling to bring up her kid while her other girl-next-door friends are happily married.

So, don't envy pretty people too much. Beauty will fade and life is much more than that.

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