Our culture is obsessed with looking good. Why? Because what people first see is what you look like. Unfortunately, sometimes that's as far as it ever goes. Sadly, how we look is such a focus that often we don't pay so much attention to WHO we are.
I've noticed that even when it comes to taking care of yourself, such as exercising and wearing sunblock, it's often more about looking good than preventing obesity, skin cancer, and many other diseases. It's so sad that we often care more about looking good than being healthy!
I read this quote the other day and I loved it. Why not? Why do I spend so much time worrying about being "pretty" when I should be worrying about being kind, and smart, and funny, and strong? People might like you at first because you look good on the outside, but if you don't look good on the inside, most people will figure it out pretty quick.
So next time I think about "pretty", I will wonder if I am pretty kind, smart, funny and strong!