How Being Beautiful Can Be A Struggle

Millions of women all over the world struggle with the way they look. We often hear the stories of these women who struggle every day to accept themselves and their bodies. One woman decided to share her struggles of a different kind. She is beautiful, and the pretty life isn't what it's cracked up to be. An anonymous woman (let’s call her Sara for the purpose of the article) was interviewed by, The Cut on how her beautiful looks have affected her life. 

"One of the worst things about being beautiful is that other women absolutely despise you. Women have made me cry my whole life. When I try to make friends with a woman, I feel like I’m a guy trying to woo her. Women don’t trust me. They don’t want me around their husbands."

Sara said, throughout her life, her interaction with women became competitive and hateful. She claims people at work would plot against her, and told her bosses lies to get her fired. She also adds that at one point, she had to end her engagement because of her looks. 

Sara spent the majority of the article blaming other people for her bad luck caused by her good looks. What is perceived as beautiful to one person may not be the same to another person. It is impossible for Sara to assume that every encounter she has is due to her beautiful looks. It is also impossible for Sara to assume that people even think she is beautiful.  

“My looks definitely opened doors for me. I worked in PR and as a news producer, writer, reporter, and talk-show host. I did acting in daytime soaps, TV commercials, and theater. I never interviewed for a job I didn’t get. I had a good degree from a good college, sure, but I think all things being equal, I’d get the job above other candidates because of the way I look.” 

Sara is now in her 50's, and in her opinion, her good looks are fading away with age. Sara's story is a perfect example of the society we live in. We put so much emphasis on looks, which unfortunately has a big impact on how people perceive and treat other people.  Everyone wants to look youthful and wrinkle-free. Beauty companies make millions of dollars selling products to older women with the promise of making them look like a young girl again.   

"It doesn’t matter how beautiful you were in your youth; when you age you become invisible. You could still look fabulous but … who cares? Nobody is looking." 

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