Today I just had a cursory look at my son and it reminded me how he looks exactly what he looked as an infant. Then people used to tell me he looks like me, and now they say he looks like his dad! I am happy with both the situations, although my hubby is on the better side 😉
What disturbs or tickles me is how people are so worried about whom a baby/child looks like, seriously! is it so important?? Have you ever wondered whom does Obama or Bill Gates look like? Mom, Dad or grandparents?? Or is this the basis of taking big decisions where humans are involved? Quite often I have seen parents and grandparents too worried about the looks of their child! For what reason? What kind of attributes are you passing on to that child? eventually s/he will also accept the fact that facial features are more important than grace, dignity and generosity.
Ok, looks impress for the first instance that we see someone. And then it may not. What really matters is how that good or average looking person behaves with his peers, juniors, seniors, family and friends and for that matter with anybody that s/he meets. Do we forgive a beauty queen for a crime, or do we punish an average looking one for a good deed? There is no copyright issue here.
We need to move on and stop worrying and fretting over such trivial issues that help no one. Looks cannot be changed, positive attitude can be developed, qualities can be nurtured, education can be provided, talent can be honed. Looks change for the super rich and that percentage is really low in our society. The rich and the middle class are busy earning and saving money for a better future and they take pride in a happy family and social life. So let us (the rich and middle class) focus on what will grow us a beautiful society with compassionate individuals.
Looks don’t matter!!! What say?