Originally Posted by twstychik
See I have a personal interest in how I look. I prefer to look nice because it makes me feel good... not because it makes others like me or approve.
OUCH thatâ€™s harsh! If youâ€™re responding to my post above, Iâ€™m a bit offended. But, if Iâ€™m mistaken and reading too much into your post, my apologies.
To clarify my position - it's not that I don't care what I look like. It's just that I don't care what you (society as a collective whole) think of the way I look.
In fact, I take GREAT PRIDE in the way I look, and I will toot my own horn and say I am fabulous at 40 (dh says Iâ€™m more attractive now (vs in my teens and 20s when I was modelling) because I have a sense of accomplishment, power and self confidence about me)! I'm at an age in my life where I don't give a rat's azz whether or not you like my hair color, my choice of clothes or the shoes Iâ€™m wearing. Bottom line, I donâ€™t need societyâ€™s approval to feel good about myself. I feel good about myself just by being myself â€“ whether Iâ€™m wearing makeup or not.
Beauty is not about cosmetics and wearing makeup or having your hair in a ponytail or pigtails, itâ€™s about knowing who you are and loving yourself for your faults and your strengths. Itâ€™s about looking in the mirror, seeing yourself au natural, and saying â€œhello gorgeous!â€