Lasting Beauty

by Patrick Liew on August 20, 2019

Lasting Beauty

The concept of physical beauty is a big fat lie.

A lie perpetuated by many individuals and organizations in the commercial world.

They include many organizers of beauty contests, image and grooming authors and trainers, and suppliers of “beauty” products.

The truth is that every person is beautiful in his or her own unique ways.

Some will discover their own beauty and use it for the greater good.

On the other hand, many will be distracted and be misled by the world’s frills, fads, fetishes, or fashions about beauty.

Sadly, these group may not find their true and lasting beauty.

They will continue to chase after the winds of pseudo beauty, and eventually reap a whirlwind.

As a property investor, I believe that looks and appearances to please others and yourself is like a leasehold property. They won’t last.

Looks and appearances are deceiving. They are like a show flat – pleasing to the eyes but they may not reflect realities of a property.

Take a leaf from the beautiful things of nature.

They do not compete and compare with each other.

In their own unique ways, they brighten and enlighten the world around them.

True beauty is a lifelong asset.

It’s not captured by the eyes or a photo, but felt by the heart.

It’s not evaluated by reflection from a mirror but reflection of the people you have positively impacted.

True beauty therefore does not come from outward physical appearance but from a shining light in your soul.

It may not be seen by the eyes but it can be deeply felt by the souls of the people around you.

Beauty does not need attention. Yet, others will not get tired of looking at you.

The paradox of beauty is that the more you chase after it, the more illusive it becomes.

When you start to be yourself and love yourself, you start to become beautiful.

Look for the beauty in others and they will start to see the beauty in you.

When you live up to your best self and live to serve others, people will see beauty in and through you.

That’s far more important than the judges’ score cards in a beauty pageant.

It’s definitely more worthwhile than just looking for beauty in a mirror or at a photo of yourself.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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