“That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
To some of you, who have read The Great Gatsby, that quote might seem familiar. It’s what Daisy says to Nick when talking about her and Tom’s daughter.
But I don’t want to get further into the content of the novel rather than expressing my feelings about her way of thinking which she expresses in this sentence. It is timeless.
Beauty as a source of expressing oneself in a world which was and still is dominated by men.
Beauty as a source of power.
Beauty as the most important ideal.
Partly, Daisy might be right. Beauty can be used as an implement of power. But there is a whole other crucial side of it.
Beauty is a curse. It is like poison. It poisons people around you. It blends them, creeps into their mind, ultimately preventing them from passing fair judgements on oneself.
To be more clearly: people especially women that are extraordinarily pretty are underestimated regularly. Over and above even handled as an object.
It starts with catcalling on the street and it goes so far as to being not taken seriously in a conversation.
When you are offered a job, you’ll probably never know if it was for your good looks or because you have an extraordinary CV due to your commitment and smartness.
When someone you like wants to go out with you, you’ll never know if it was for your beautiful face or your witty charm and intellectual mind.
In reference to my favorite author: The beautiful are damned.
I was wearing
Coat Sandro Ferrone
Necklace Ludwig Beck
If you wanna know how I styled this Zara Hat prior click here.