More Than Skin Deep: How to feel more beautiful

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“Beauty is only skin deep” is a proverb that dates back to 1613 by Thomas Overbury from something called A Wife. It was actually written within a story, and is not just a witty saying as most people think.

Properly interpreted, it means what you don’t see about a person is hidden under the skin, and it may be more important than just physical beauty.

Somewhere over the course of time, proverbs like this one manage to run amuck. Present day, I think a lot of people use it as a way to discredit an attractive person, Just because they’re pretty on the outside doesn’t mean they’re pretty on the inside. Beauty’s only skin deep ya’ know.

This is a perfect example of an old wives tale gone bad. Nowhere in the writer’s interpretation does it say if the person is nice looking or not.

Many people think they are ugly on the outside. I personally have yet to see an ugly person. I do meet people that have not realized their true potential with their appearance, the possibilities, the chance of what can be better, or even the assets they have at the moment.

If you don’t take care of yourself, you are going to fall apart. That’s a fact. With just a little direction, and a little interest on your part, you can improve how you look on the outside relatively easy, resulting in a better feeling on the inside.

If it is true that “it’s what’s on the inside” that counts, then when you look in the mirror, or when you talk to a stranger, don’t you feel better and more confidant knowing that you look good?

When you are feeling a little down and out, you might want to try a few small changes on the outside to help make you feel a whole lot better on the inside.

And don’t worry, we won’t hate you because you’re beautiful!

Dear Scott: Should I have my hair cut using the phases of the moon to make it grow faster and thicker?

Answer: If you want to do this, you may have to pick one or the other. Astrology buffs claim that you should have your hair cut during the phase of the New Moon for faster growth, and cut during the Full Moon Phase for thicker, fuller hair.

That’s just the basics if you don’t want to go all out about it.

There are zodiac signs, and waxing of the moon stuff, and signs that affect other signs stuff, if you do. I personally have not ever experimented with this theory, although it would seem to have some credibility taking into consideration how the moon affects the gravitational pull on the earth and sea, and the positive outcomes achieved by using the Farmers Almanac in the growing of the garden. When I read my own zodiac profile, it sounds like they spit me out all over the pages, so I just might give this a try myself for the fun of it.

Tip of the week: A well groomed exterior is the projection of a happy person on the inside.

Scott Terwilliger can be reached at scott.terwilliger@hotmail.com


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