Why do I look for beauty in the world? Because I cannot find it in me. I don’t mean physical looks that society judges us on. I am average looking, I guess, by most standards. Nothing to brag about, but you wouldn’t run screaming in fright if you saw me on the streets, either. No, you probably wouldn’t notice me at all. Like I said, average.
The beauty I’m referring to is inner beauty. Inner beauty is that glow that seems to come from certain people who are sure of their place in the world. They are the ones who fit comfortably in their own skin and move easily in and out of various groups of people. Inner beauty shines from these self-assured people like some type of personal sun. They are not braggers, or know-it-alls; they simple are comfortable in who they are and what they are doing in life. True self-confidence is the sexiest kind of beauty anyone could have. There is a fine line, however, between cocky and self-confidence. When you are self-confident, you have no need to put others down or brag about your greatness. You are happy to just be. Cocky, however, needs to strut and brag like a rooster.
Inner beauty cannot be bought or faked, but it can be developed. That is one of my personal goals: to develop enough self-confidence that I can look at myself and see that beauty from within. How do I do that? Just like anything else in life: set small goals and work to obtain each one. Right now, I am working on creating more time for me to develop my artistic side. I enjoy creating art, snapping photographs, and writing. These areas are things I can be proud of and gain more confidence as I create more and more.