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Thursday, April 17

Physical Appearance - Does It Matter?


Martin Luther King Jr. once said in his acclaimed 'I have a dream' speech,
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. 
I think his dream still needs some doing, for today, if not by the color of one's skin, people are still judged everywhere, by their bodily characteristics.



A person in true sense should be known by his deeds, skills, opinions and actions, for those are the
factors that determine the outcome of one’s life. Although, in today’s age, physical appearance is
what pleases the masses more than one’s entire being, deeds and accolades.

People judge you by your physical appearance more than what you really stand for. For instance, when the cricketing legend, the God himself, Sachin Tendulkar came around, they called him a little prick who got lucky and that he won’t last long enough. Where are those people who were trembling with confidence of their verdict back then? Giving their verdict on another ‘prick’, perhaps :).

Family gatherings, classes, coaching, or be it public places, you are judged merely on the basis of your appearance.
Physical appearance is not something you work towards, it’s something bestowed upon you naturally and it shouldn't act as an impediment to further any cause in life, unless you’re a movie star. Even the quintessential movie star should exemplify scintillating stagecraft rather than just flaunting his/her body to no avail.




I am against this judgmental mind-set that most people exhibit, only to curb talent, and further an aesthetically pleasing person. It is rightly said that one shouldn't judge a book by its cover, then why judge a person solely on outward form? It is human psychology to find a person’s happy demeanor or aesthetics appealing.

Appearance can direct a person’s life! For instance, things happen differently for a beautiful woman than a plain one. Why can’t things transpire the way they ought to for everyone? That’s a question we all can answer, not by our words, but by our actions.

- Pratham Agarwal

Note : This post is written by Pratham Agarwal  as a guest post under Captive Of Thoughts.

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