Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ugly has No meaning

“To be honest, I just think people are so genuinely beautiful. How everyone looks different and has different personalities and different little quirks and habits. It’s the differences that make us interesting. That makes us beautiful.” - Anonymous

        Ugly is something made up by people to make themselves feel better. It is an artificial construct that is designed to put some people over others. It's purpose is to separate the population into groups. Some groups you strive to be classified as a part of, and others you will do anything to stay out of, just because some person with a fancy name that lives over by the place, next to the thing, and has the stuff that goes pop, said it was ugly. However, has anyone ever just sat down and realized how truly ridiculous this really is. Ugly has no point of origin to branch off of. We can’t classify people as ugly, if there is no main source to compare the physical reference to. In other words, I can’t call someone ugly because I have nothing to compare that person’s appearance to as being the definition of ugly. It is a hollow concept. People can paint the air all they want, but at the end of the day, it’s still invisible.

"Divine Proportion" by Leonardo da Vinci
        In a lot of cases, people have tried to prove me wrong with the “Divine Proportion,” by Leonardo da Vinci. The divine proportion face is the theory of a symmetrical human face. A SYMMETRICAL FACE, not the most beautiful. He used it as a tool in some of his artwork, such as the Mona Lisa, to achieve the most proportional face possible. It cannot be used to compare someone’s face to true beauty, as it was created out of thin air as a tool for a totally mechanical purpose. As beauty is not a mechanical concept, this concept cannot be used to define what beautiful or ugly truly is. What I’m trying to get to is that the word ugly has no ground to stand on. It is often used as a filter to strain out all those that don’t fall into the category of “beautiful,” but when that filter is proven to be nonexistent, then almost anyone could fit into the category of "ugly," the opposite of what is considered acceptable. How healthy is that?

        Everyone is beautiful in their own personal way. We can’t put a label on people because everyone is unique and no person has ever existed before they existed. You be you, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Mission: Keep Your Smile is on a quest to change Society’s norms, so that they work for everyone. Keep your eyes set on your future, and help us end the hate. We are on this journey to make this world more accepting for generations to come.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mission: Keep Your Smile

“Smile, your beautiful in all possible ways. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

        Hi, my name is Lexa Moon, and I would like to introduce you to “Mission: Keep Your Smile.” My purpose for this Mission is to make everyone in this world feel accepted as they are and as they choose to be. As a survivor of bulling and hate, this project means a great deal to me.

        For most of my middle school experience, I was bullied for identifying as a homosexual. I was persecuted in the halls of my school, on my social media accounts, and even, in my home. I was not socially accepted by a lot of my class mates, teachers, neighbors, and even friends and family. I felt unwanted and like a waste of space. I was on the verge of chronic depression, when one of my best friends, who stayed and helped me shake off a lot of the hate, had me listen to a song entitled “Born this Way,” by a very socially unaccepted artist, Lady Gaga. The lyrics made me realize how I shouldn’t pay attention to what others have to say about me because I am perfect just the way I am. This is who I am, I am perfectly happy with it, and no one can tell me otherwise. Well, this mission has one sole purpose, to spread the word that you can, “Smile, your beautiful in all possible ways. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!” This is our message, and we, as a team, want to spread this message to the world.

I’ve started this blog to get my message out into the world. This is how you can help with this cause.
    · Share the link to this blog on other social media outlets.
    · Spread the word about this cause with your friends and family.
    · Film yourself telling someone on the street how beautiful they are post it to social media using         the hashtag #missionkeepyoursmile.
    · Send us your story, and with your permission, we can post it on this blog

There are a number of ways you can help this cause other than these listed. Please help us make this message go viral. There is too much hate in the world, and we are working to change society for the better. Remember to use #missionkeepyoursmile. Thank you for your time.

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