Mental Health And Beauty

Beauty Lies In The Eye Of The Beholder

Mental health and beauty are highly related because physical appearance is something that is on most people’s minds. Whether someone is beautiful, average or below average in physical appearance, it has an impact on their way of viewing themselves and those around them.

Beautiful people may unconsciously or consciously believe that they are better than others, or have an upper hand in certain situations. From the time since they were little, society has complimented their good looks, by providing them with opportunities that others were not granted.

By having good looks work to one’s advantage, beautiful people have learned how to maintain these opportunities in life. This does not mean that all beautiful people are stuck-up or believe that they are better than others. But this is an example of how beauty impacts mental health.

On the other end of the spectrum, unattractive people may have been made fun of since a young age. They quickly realized that society did not appreciate their unattractiveness, and labeled them as “ugly.” By having this word thrown at them since a young age, it gave room for insecurity, depression or anxiety to flourish.

In reality, the physical appearance of someone else lies in the eye of the beholder; the person who is observing gets to decide what is beautiful. What needs to change in our society is less emphasis on glamour and external beauty, and more care for the individual as a person!

By putting aside the importance of beauty and status that Hollywood and the entertainment industry throw at us, we will be able to focus more on what should be more important to the human race:

  • Personality traits
  • The care and comfort for another individual
  • Helping each other
  • Sharing mental health stories and symptoms of concern
  • Building fruitful relationships and friendships

. . . and the list goes on. Beauty is subjective, because what may be beautiful on the outside for one person, may be unattractive on the inside for another. But if we change the way we view others, by focusing more on the actual interaction among us, we will more effectively help alleviate insecurity, selfishness, excessive worrying, anxiety, substance abuse, and depression.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

4 Replies to “Mental Health And Beauty”

  1. I’m sure you know of studies showing that beautiful people get better jobs, earn more, are more popular, etc. Life seems to be easier for them. In my experience with dating, the better looking a man is, the more likely he is to be difficult, evasive, and yes, stuck up. I’m not drawn to “handsome” guys because I just assume “jerk”. I’m more attracted to personality and character.

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    1. I understand what you’re saying, but we have a tendency to paint certain people in a certain way, based on our past adverse experiences with them. We cannot conclude that all hott men and women are XYZ because we’ve had 1 or 2 bad experiences with them. Don’t let stereotypes define what handsome men are. Always make your conclusions based on the individual person.

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      1. It’s not stereotyping. It’s using discernment. I’m not saying EVERY hot man is a jerk. But in my experience, most are. I’m just looking out for myself. I really hate arrogant people. Humility is in short supply!

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