My name is T.J. I am 5-feet 9 inches tall. My hair color is brown (at least when I still had some it was) and so are my eyes. I have a bad looking gut that doesn’t appear to be looking better or any worse. I also have a 5 o’clock shadow that seems to continue no matter how clean shaven I am. All things considered, I am pretty happy with my appearance. I’m not perfect. Neither are you.
The reason I wrote that is because last week we had a discussion in class which led to what I am writing about right now. People go to great lengths to get people to notice them whether it be the clothes they wear or the things they do to themselves in order to be beautiful, or at least what the media tells you what is beautiful.
We talked about it all, including 16-year-old girls getting breast augmentations to people having surgery on their eyes in order to change the color of them. As I was hearing all about these things, I was asking myself in my head “What the hell is that?” and I then thought out loud “Are people this unhappy with how they look that they have to go through such extremes?” and “Are people focusing on problems that truly don’t exist?”.
I think so and I don’t think so.
I feel like hating something like your eye color is a bit outrageous if you ask me. I think having brown eyes (which I have as stated earlier) and wanting to get surgery to have blue eyes is a problem that’s in the heads of the people who get this done. I just don’t understand why anyone would change something as unique as their eyes.
I even remember an episode of that god awful MTV show “My Super Sweet 16” and episode my sisters were watching with this spoiled brat (which in this show, they all are) who is about to turn 16 and she wears braces. Before the party, she has her braces temporarily removed so she isn’t seen wearing them on her birthday. My jaw dropped and my level of outrage skyrocketed. I couldn’t believe how vain (and how spoiled) this girl was. Braces, glasses, and the like are all apart of growing up, deal with it!
I know what you’re going to say, you’re going to say “T.J., you shave your head because you don’t want people to see how much hair you’ve lost.” Well, yeah, in a way, but also because that’s the look I’ve chosen for myself and that’s acceptable. I could grow my hair out to reveal my hair and how much is missing, but there isn’t any point for me doing so.
However, I’m not going around changing my eye color and getting tattoos or piercings, I don’t need any of that stuff. What I do think is that looks shouldn’t always matter. Doing things to make up for lack of a personality doesn’t win you any cool points. Being the person that you are and having a great personality is what makes you a winner. And remember, if you’ve got something good going for you, keep doing it. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.