External beauty overestimate!

External beauty overestimate!

From the earliest childhood everything, both mass media, and people around, teach us that the beauty ideal exists. Models, actors and other stars demonstrate, what should be "ideal" appearance. And many, really, consider that appearance — one of the most important components of success and happy life. There is a question: whether so it, actually? And if so, whether that has to be so?

I long doubted, whether it is necessary to spread this text and these photos in a network. I wanted to show that the body and appearance do not influence how I perceive myself, or on my self-realisation. The body and appearance never prevented me to reach the purposes put by me. I hope that this posting will allow those who too worries about the appearance, better to relax and think how their internal person looks. After all that at us inside, degree of our happiness and success, instead of any external cover defines.

External beauty overestimate!

Everything has begun with that the student photographer has suggested me to participate in quality of model in one of projects. I have very critically treated the offer. Why I? Because I have an unusual body? Because I am a disabled person? Because I weigh only 17 kg? But the photographer simply wanted to show that the beauty — it is much more, than today is understood as this word and that there is no approved instruction by which пошагово it is possible to determine that is beautiful and that is not present. He wanted to show that the beauty can be seen in everything, the main thing — to manage. Idea of the project that society should learn to accept all people, regardless of their appearance or a functional. And for this reason I have decided to participate in the project and to publish these photos.

External beauty overestimate!

Still being the child, I have quickly enough understood that hardly when I will grow, I will become Brad Pitt. Bones stuck out, muscles have disappeared, and the backbone so has failed that I quite could receive without a casting a role of the humpback from Notre Dame. But it has not stopped me in achievement of my purposes. I simply had to use those abilities which I had. Study and policy have confirmed me in thought that everything is achievable and without "ideal" external data. All people around were respectful to me and often even forgot about my disability, without paying attention of that I look, as «a bag with bones». When I during practice worked as the teacher at school, to me treated as well as other teachers. For many school students appearance — very important and painful subject. And when they started to perceive me such what I am, instead of such what I look, and for them the problem of appearance paled into insignificance.

External beauty overestimate!

But I at all do not want to seem naive, having told that appearance never influences relationship of people. And besides I do not mean that the person should not cares of the body. My thought that the body and appearance should not influence self-image and human life, on his perception people around. For me there was the realised choice that appearance does not become a determinant in my lifestyle. Certainly, it was simpler to me to make this choice, than another because hardly somebody would manage to make of me the Hollywood handsome. But it does not mean that others cannot make the same decision in relation to the life. The person has so many qualities which it is much more important than external appeal. I wanted to tell about it. Society should be guided by abilities, talents, the relations, instead of on growth, weight and a hair colour. I consider that now a body after all too overestimate.

Torsteyn Lerkhol

The history of life of Torsteyn can be read HERE

Photos: Henrique Fyortoft (Henrik Fjortoft)

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