Saturday, August 6, 2011

Inner or outer beauty - which one?

As I begin the downhill run to the big 4..0, I'm aware that I'm taking my wrinkles and my few extra kilos with me. To me that's life, that's who I am and while they're a reminder of the fact that I'm ........gasp....... getting 'older', they're there and I'm not going to change them, well not through un-natural means anyway.

The news this week is full of pictures of Shane Warne, who some of you may not know (famous for his cricket playing for Australia and also for his not so private antics) and the 'amazing' transformation he's undergone. Well sorry but - yuck - the guy looks so plastic and disgusting that I can't begin to imagine who actually thinks he looks good.

He's not alone though, too many people across the world 'transform' their exterior with the belief that they look better and more attractive. Now before everyone jumps on me, let me point out that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' and I understand that everyone has a different view of what is attractive - so maybe my opinion of him is wrong.

The thing is I'm a huge believer in beauty coming from within. People who have inner beauty shine and will outdo a physically attractive person in the long run. Sadly society puts too much importance on appearance and too little on what's inside.

A person who cares about others, is honest, self respecting and confident in themselves will be on my list of people I want to know better, rather than someone who looks plastic and cares more about what others think and doesn't give two hoots about other people's feelings.

So to Mr Plastic Fantastic who is world renowned for having cheated on his wife and for sending lewd text messages to numerous women - perhaps you should have started on the inner you rather than the outer you.

Personally (and it's my personal view, so no-one has to necessarily agree with me) I like my man to be a man, the tan comes from being in the great outdoors and the healthy build from genuine physical work not some diet shake. How he treats me, his family and his friends, his sense of fairness and his work ethic are ten times more important anyway.

I'll let you be the judge (because I've been known to get it wrong) - the before and after photos of Shane Warne are below. Personally, I think there was absolutely nothing wrong with the way he looked previously - as I say, what's on the inside counts for more in the long run anyway.

My final thought - I'm proud to be me, with my wrinkles and my few extra kilos because I'm keeping it real and working on the beauty within. What about you?

Cheers, Fi

It's [beauty] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency ~ Cameron Diaz

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  1. It seems linksy or what ever, blogger is having a rough time...not sure if my last comment went through...but great 6WS best thing ever is to just love yourself, no matter what!

  2. Eww! He looks terrible.

    Inner beauty, every time.

  3. Yeah, I was 40 once, but I'm over it; I'm better now. Cool six.

  4. I'm not far short of twice your age, but I agree wholeheartedly with what you have said. SW definitely needs his head examined!

  5. You already know this, but by way of reminder: Inner beauty is the only beauty that lasts. The outer stuff? Poof! It's gone!

    6WS: School Starts Monday

  6. I totally agree! There is a beauty in aging that comes from within. Wisdom and years of laughter showing on one's face is beautiful! And of course the real beauty comes from knowing the Beautiful One.
    I'm over from 6WS.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Inner beauty, every time.
    I do know who Shane Warne is and am absolutely horrified by what he's done to himself.

    PS Stop bragging about your youthfulness on the internet. Those of us who can't remember 40 are very jealous :)

  8. I guess I'm on the downhill slide to 40 too. How did that happen?! I guess I'm an inner beauty person because the idea of cutting myself or injected myself to look better...yuck.
    And totally off topic...I actually got a real word for word verification - heater. I don't think thats EVER happened before.

  9. I too am older than you and I wouldn't go back for anything. I love where I'm at now :) As for plastic...what a same, it doesn't look good at all.

  10. Inner beauty for sure, if you are ugly on the inside it doesn't matter how pretty you are on the outside, eventually it will shine through! and vice versa! That after picture looks like he belongs in a Museum of Horror, Wax Edition!

  11. If you have inner beauty then the outer beauty will come too...(Found your blog from Six Word Saturday)

  12. Wonderful post! I definitely agree that inner beauty is so much more important than the outside. So many of these people who go through great lengths to look better look so fake I don't understand how they think they look good. I'll definitely take my imperfections and know that I am still me!

  13. Hi,
    I love your 6 words.... I've never heard of Shane Warne. I haven't been 40 in over 11 years....and honestly if you don't have inner beauty it doesn't matter how you look on the outside --- once you open your mouth, it's over!
    I'm glad you found me...because now I'm following you!

  14. there's a dignity that comes with aging gracefully. that guy is definitely not!! what is that on his chin? drooling? too much botox???
    i can understand he might have gotten lucky with the ladies before, but those days are gone now. he'll have to go to hookerville from now on...

    i personally don't feel the need to look juvenile. i like the man i've become, but i sure could shed those pounds that were waiting for me when i turned 40...

  15. Don't let him get near heat, he might melt. Ick! I am not too far off from the big 4-0 too and let me tell you it isnt pretty on this side of the world either. But I am sure you look fantabulous! Your grandson is ADORABLE!

  16. The big 4-0 didn't hurt. 30 stung a little, though.

    The guy should have left well enough alone...he WAS good looking. Now? Not so much...

    It's what's on the inside that counts, of course, but why mess up a good thing?


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