I believe that it was the great philosopher, Derek Zoolander, who once said:
“There’s more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking…and I plan to find out what that is.”
So much wisdom, so much truth.
If we’re honest, this is a lie that we whisper to ourselves in front of mirrors and our peers.
Life would be better if __________________.
We fill it in with dreams of higher cheekbones, thinner waists, fatter paychecks, broader influence. We fill it in with things far off and fleeting.
We stuff these Photoshopped ideals chock full of promises of easier, better, fuller living.
But the storms still come when you’re beautiful. Relationships still strain when you’re thin. Loss still hits when you’re rich. Failure still comes when you’re famous.
And just because they have rock hard abs and stunning features, doesn’t mean that they [male models] can’t not too die in a freak gasoline fight accident.
We can spend our lives chasing after thoughts of how we should look, how our lives should look. We can and often times do. But I wager that it is those who are concerned little with physical beauty or worldly wealth or hoarding power who are indeed the most beautiful, affluent, and influential.
I wager that those living life-fullest are fleeing from better and clinging to now.
“But seek first the Kingdom of God his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” –Matthew 6:33