Beauty or Brain?

11:00 AM


Beauty?
Or brain?

How often have you heard of that question during the course of your lifetime? Pretty often, I bet. And yes, it's pretty ridiculous too.

I'm honestly dead tired of people comparing two qualities that actually don't have any inherent correlations at all. This whole black & white mindset about what a girl "should choose" needs to be freaking eliminated.

I've had people underestimated me due to the sole fact that I like to wear makeup and color my hair during an interview, which truly left me in disbelief as of how could someone still have such mindset. Not to mention they were also being incredibly unprofessional by doing so.

Just because I wear full face, on fleek makeup and dress up to campus almost every day doesn't mean I can't have straight As, you know.

So many people compare things like, "beauty or brain?" or, "books or makeup?" or, "intelligence or physical appearance?" or, "I'd rather be smart/strong than be pretty but weak/useless/dumb/etc," while in reality it's not even mutually exclusive.

Anyone could be both.
Anyone could be either.
Anyone could also be neither.

It's not something you have to only choose one, because in fact you could choose two of them at once. So please, stop with the whole "would you rather" mindset.

Also, stop shaming the choice that others have made. Stop pitting each other just to make one party feels better and superior than the other, because that's just plain jealousy. Let's respect each other's life choice, as long as it's a free, educated choice.

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2 comments

  1. "I've had people underestimated me due to the sole fact that I like to wear makeup and color my hair during an interview, which truly left me in disbelief as of how could someone still have such mindset. Not to mention they were also being incredibly unprofessional by doing so."

    Don't lower your class, dear. They don't deserve your quality.

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