beauty and brains go together essay
essay on do beauty and brains go together
I appreciated your article and wholeheartedly agree. Here is where I struggle and why I intentionally point out ALL traits I see in the young girls (and young boys) I work with as a school counselor…no one, not even my parents, said that I was pretty. My mother always said “pretty is as pretty does” and then she never complimented me…so I felt I never did anything right either. I didn’t feel exceptionally smart or talented, just good at doing the laundry. Now as an adult woman I struggle with self esteem, facial and body image. I truly believe if just one significant person in my life had told me I was beautiful I wouldn’t seek it in unhealthy ways. I tell students they are dressed nicely for school, I get excited when I hear them reading, I point out how glad I am to see them because they make me smile and I do all of this to fat, skinny, homely, beautiful, intelligent, special ed and struggling students. I believe EACH child is beautiful and they need to know it… not the beauty that the world holds but the beauty that they each hold. We can always find ONE good thing about a kid and make sure to tell them out loud, so others hear it! I also believe modeling appropriate work attire, coming to work with my hair done and ready to hit the ground running are good examples to students. There are days I wear no makeup and no jewelry…kids see me as less put together these days. I just tell them that I wanted to look more simple today but I’m still here to work for them…they accept that. The messages that we give children are so powerful and we are powerful force for good when we empower them to see the beauty inside of themselves and not look for approval from the world. I wish someone had done that for me!
Why Mathematics Is Beautiful and Why It Matters | HuffPost
There is nothing wrong with telling a girl how great she looks or how lovely or cute her dress is. Maybe, if more girls heard that, they would have more confidence in themselves. Maybe, the more you hear it, the more you believe it. We’ll be tested our whole life on how smart we are, or if we can keep up with men! Why can’t you talk to a girl about taking care of herself, her beauty, and her brains? Why does it need to be one or the other? The reason why “smart” women want to be beautiful is because someone talked them about the importance of being smart but forgot to instill confidence in them about their looks. Help their confidence at an early age and maybe they won’t have eating disorders. We can teach girls to read and think as well as excersize and take care of themselves!