Beauty means many things to many people. The first thought that comes to mind is the external beauty. Tall, slim, fair, with expressive eyes and many more descriptions. But we all know within the depth of our hearts that true beauty is the inner beauty. But humans being humans, we get attracted by what we see. Then as we get to know the person, we realise that the character is not as beautiful as we thought. But we would not stop making the same mistakes again….that is us.
I am a plus sized woman. Sadly, due to my size I have encountered many individuals who criticise my looks outrightedly. and go the extra mile by criticising my lifestyle. It does not make a difference that they know nothing about me. They assume that I eat a lot. They assume that I do not exercise. On the contradictory, I eat much lesser then those who are considered regular sized. And I love playing badminton. But it doesn’t make a difference. The funny part is that, the person who say such things, failed to take a look at their own self and their lifestyle, before they give out judgement.
There have been many instances, when I would become invisible beside a friend of mine who is slim and pretty. It is quite funny when I think about it after some days. How can I be ignored so easily. The person should have used a lot of will-power to ignore me totally.
I would not say these instances did not hurt me. But I learn to move on. I am more cautious when it comes to trusting another human being. But it does not stop me.