Does beauty equal happiness? Not always.
Last night I went through a very rare reality TV show binge and watched Football Wives, which I know is not very healthy for a woman’s psyche, but for whatever reason I got sucked into the inevitable drama.
The reason why I say it isn’t healthy to watch these types of reality TV shows is that they portray women in a negative light, especially women who are in relationships with professional athletes. But that’s a whole different topic that I won’t get into here.
However, whenever I watch reality shows like Football Wives, Basketball Wives, or even Real Housewives, it’s a reminder that beauty does not equal happiness.
Drama Is Not Beautiful
All the women on these shows appear to have everything: they’re beautiful, they have money, designer clothes, and some of them even have successful businesses. And yet….they have all this drama and unhappiness in their lives. Many of them act like they’re still in high school. I can understand why some of them leave the show. I would have done the same.
I won’t name specific people, but there are some women who are so caught up in causing drama that it makes them look so ugly. They’re so bitter and hateful. All the drama they create is so draining. (Some of it is probably scripted for ratings, but still.) I want to give the women in these shoes the benefit of the doubt because I don’t know what they’ve gone through, at the same time I know that life is a series of choices. You either choose or at least make an effort to be a more positive person…or you don’t.
Pain Behind the Beauty
I know that when a person is going through a great deal of emotional and mental pain, the only way they know how to release that negativity is to take it out on other people. Maybe they were abused as a child, they were bullied or made fun of in high school, or they grew up in a toxic environment and all they know is drama. Or all of the above. They don’t feel good about themselves, so they attempt to cover up that pain with a ton of makeup and nice clothes. That pain then attracts other painful people and the cycle continues.
So when you start to envy these women in reality TV shows, keep in mind that fame, money, or designer clothes do not make you beautiful. Being a positive, uplifting person makes you beautiful. Focus on your inner beauty first and the rest will take care of itself.
What do you think? Does beauty equal happiness?