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Broken Beauty


Everyone loves to feel beautiful, but the beauty on the outside is broken when the beauty on the inside is nonexistent. When you meet a new person you may think they are great, but when you look inside them, it gets ugly. We get told every day how we should look, how we should dress, wear our hair, and do our makeup. Eventually, this affects how we feel about ourselves and how we act. Self-esteem can plummet and it is not easy to rebuild your self-esteem over and over again, eventually, you won't be able to regain your self-esteem. That is when the inside starts to get ugly.

Hiding the feelings we have inside doesn't make them go away, it just makes them pile up and start to get worse and worse. Problems and feelings start to grow inside and soon enough those feelings and thoughts are going to show through to the outside. Beauty on the outside doesn't matter if the inside is ugly. Why do we pick at others' self-esteem to make us feel better about ourselves?

People are really good at making others feel bad about themselves to make them feel better about themself. Why do we do that? Why can't we realize how big of a problem it is and why can't we work together to fix it? Everyone should know their worth and we should all help to make everyone feel the best that they can about the amazing person they are, and the amazing people we all are. Society is broken, beauty is broken, feelings are broken, and hearts are broken. Life is not easy and it never will be but most of the problems we deal with every day are caused by ourselves. Life will never be easy, but it could be easier. There is a big difference between "Appearance and personality." No one can hide what is on the inside forever. Makeup can't hide everything. "Beauty is only skin deep, ugly goes all the way to the bone." The prettiest people are the people who are beautiful on the inside. Everyone has beauty. It depends on what you do with that beauty. That's what really matters in the end. Beauty is how you act and how you feel on the inside. If you love yourself and you believe that you are beautiful then that beauty will show through on the outside.

"We are all slaves to ourselves." We work all day to make ourselves "beautiful," but when we go to bed we stress and stay up thinking about what we are going to wear tomorrow and what we are going to do with our hair. We spend hours on our looks and we spend so much money on clothes and beauty products, but we don't spend time on ourselves, and thinking about what we want and what truly makes us happy. We need to spend more time on ourselves, we deserve to be happy. "We are not puzzle pieces, we don't all fit together," we are unique. We create a beautiful masterpiece.


Grace VerCauteren is a sophomore at Poudre high school, she wants to inform others about beauty and wants to help everyone feel beautiful. There is not only one kind of beauty, we all have different types of beauty. Grace also runs the blog, The Standards of Our Beauty, be sure to check it out here!

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