Sandra - USA
Entered on December 16, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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Beauty can offten be over-looked on a day to day basis. In my Humanities class and we’ve been about this topic for quiet a while and well, it isn’t something that can be easily taught in a day or a week, it comes with a lot of thinking and planning to teach this topic. My amazing teacher has really infuanced me in looking for beauty in ways I never thought I would be able to.

During the first week or so, when being asked if I judge a person by their outter or inward beauty, I replied truthfully with outter beauty. I really hestitaded to say so, because I knew the whole class would think wrong of me. The reason I do judge people by just the way they look is, because I believe you can tell a lot by just the way the person dresses or the way they aproach you. But, turns out I was wrong not everyone is built the same way same people make horrible first impressions and others have different tastes in fashion. People can be beautiful just the way they are, “Nobody’s perfect” as Miley Cyrus says, right.

Continuing with my class’ and my beauty understanding, we came up with the great deal way to try to find beauty as a blind person would. So as soon as my teacher got it aproved by our school, we then began to plan out how and when we were going to go about doing so. We shared thoughts and discussed ideas, we finally decided we were going to be blind-folded an entire school day.

The day came, I was so excited about being able to experiance something so real and that wouldn’t be the easiest thing either. Being ‘blind’ for the day met not being able to judge anybody by their appearance and, also meant having to trust people. By having to trust people I mean, I hated that I really had to depend on trusting people with guilding me the way to my classes and, when to step up or down, or were the door is, or wither or not to believe if I was going to walk into a walk or not. People can be such jerks, I don’t really seem to understand why people think it’s funny to trip someone who is blind-folded, and i wonder if they would do it to a real blind person. If people really do things like that, oh it just sadeness me. Throught the whole day I had people telling me they were going to help me but would end up closing a door at my face or telling yelling at me telling me my shoe was untied.Or believe it or not I had my friend tell me they would escort me to my next class and, forgot about me. During the day I started to fell less and less visable. On the bright side of all the bad things that happens to me, there was those few people who would help me find my class and hold the door for me, or would tell me if someone was about to trip me.

The point of the project was really to find beauty in people without judging them ny their appearance but, it really turned out to be something quiet extrdanary and rather eye-opening. I really got the chance to live a day as if I was a blind person and although it was a real challeging thing to do, jumping into this project not knowing how my peers wouls react to my being “blindness.” I honestly thought it would turn out to be quiet a hard thing to try to really be open-minded about meeting new people and of chorse about the whole thing itself. One of the hardest points of the day was dealing with the fact that I had to be dependent on people, being being a independant person, that had a struggle intrusting that not everyone was trying to make a fool out of me. But in the mist of everything gone wrong during the whole project it made, well not so much as made, but helped me relized the beauty of humanity. It helped me relize in the different day to day things that people don’t have the ablity to physically see it.

But then again, the beauty of human kind isn’t always a beautiful sight, beauty may just be helping save a drowning child or someone helping cut a disabled neighbor’s yard. Beauty isn’t about the lastest fashion trend or the coolest haircut but, the type of person underneath it all who you really are inside as a human being, about what makes you stand out of everyone else, the kind of things you do and, the way you allow inner self to live and let everyone the meraulous person you are. Beauty is found in humanity, the way we are able to feel the pain of one another or the way one thing you say to someone, like just a small ‘Good Morning’ can make someone else’s day.

Beauty is life and death, beauty is joyful and painful. If we let inner beauty the domanant oppotion than nothing can be truely beautiful, this I strongly believe.