What is timeless? What is worthwhile? What is the beauty that endures? Character. It’s the thing about you that you cannot change, the thing that you always wished had been different. That is the heart of beauty. Embrace it. Learn to perceive it in yourself, and the whole world becomes more beautiful to your eyes.
It sounds schmaltzy, but it’s true. The thing that makes you shine – it’s not what you think it is. There is no such thing as standardised beauty, because that exists without character. It’s not ‘imperfection’ that makes you pretty. It’s your character. The things about you that are real, that you cannot hide, as much as you might wish to.