As far as I can remember, I always liked my side profile, any side profile picture. I thought it looked better from just one side, which may or may not be true but I (okay, I’ve never admitted this before so no judgment, alright?) thought it made my nose look better. A little more prominent if you will.
Like any other culture, I came from one where they value of certain physical attributes rate higher than others. I came from one where white and fair skin complexion is regarded as ‘higher class’ than darker, tanned ones and where aquiline noses are deemed much more appealing and superior than flatter, button or stubby ones.
What’s aquiline you ask? Well, simply put… it’s generally attributed to Caucasian noses or as per Wikipedia:
“An Aquiline nose (also called Roman nose, hook nose or beak nose) is a human nose with a prominent bridge, giving it the appearance of being curved or slightly bent. The word aquiline comes from the Latin word aquilinus (“eagle-like”), a reference to the curved beak of an eagle.”
I was teased as a child that I didn’t have that desirable, more attractive and superior nose. It didn’t make me hate it, it just made me wish it was better, higher, slimmer. My sister can probably tell you the sometimes stupid, at times comical strategies I employed to prove my ‘detractors’ otherwise. Let’s not get into those details right now (they are that embarassing to say the least) because the main thesis today is that – what a silly endeavour that was for me – as I actually do like my nose. If someone was to offer me a superb nose job, for free, I would absolutely say – thanks but no thanks!
Now if somebody offered me a FREE boob job…
The point of today is that we all have insecurities and sometimes, the unfortunate fact is that these insecurities are not makings of our own. Culture, media, family, friends… sometimes they are not good for one’s self-esteem. That’s why we need to take a good look at ourselves, our bodies and all of our physical features and tell ourselves and truly believe – we are beautiful, YOU are Beautiful!
Don’t you agree?