At the naughty age of 50, we had our school reunion. One of my friend mentioned – look at the girls – they are still looking so beautiful even today, I skipped a heart beat looking at my crush. But the boys are looking so old, many are bald with protruding tummies & shrunken faces.
Made me think what makes a person beautiful? Is it just looks?
Obviously it’s nice to look good, it may boost ones confidence & social interactions but is it enough?
I guess there is a vast difference between ‘looking’ beautiful & ‘being’ beautiful.
A lady who has disfigured her body during pregnancy is now struggling with her complexes but yet she is the source of unconditional love for family is beautiful.
A bald, obese man who is facing multiple professional challenges, yet he is the source of rock solid support for the family is a beautiful person.
A working lady stressing herself out with balancing work & home, still finds time for her ill mother in law neglecting her taunts is beautiful.
The fragrance of love & care spread by them is far superior to any strong perfume.
Eventually the beauty of body will fade one day but the beauty of soul will not.
Personally, how you ‘look’ matters for first few minutes but how you ‘are’ matters lifetime.
By Amitabh Bachchan
At his School reunion