aka “Why Do Women Hate Me for Being Beautiful?”
Wow, after reading just some of the stories about Ms. Brick and what she in fact said about herself leaves a huge disconnect somewhere!
Here’s the thing. We should all love ourselves for who we are and for the gifts that have been given to us and what I’ve learned, well reinforced over the past number of years is that beauty comes from within and it is a package deal. Yes I believe that people strive to exploit their strengths whether they are physical, mental or spiritual and hopefully they leave it up to the people around them to see those strengths. Yes it is clear that some people are given gifts of natural beauty and intelligence and may have everything going for them. But, even then, there can be breakdown if our other traits are not worked and improved upon. The recent death of Whitney Houston is pure proof of this.
“While I’m no Elle Macpherson, I’m tall, slim, blonde and, so I’m often told, a good-looking woman. I know how lucky I am. But there are downsides to being pretty — the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks…” Samantha Brick
Perhaps Ms. Brick feels that she is an attractive woman and there is nothing wrong with this and it is a good thing. But, to write such an article about one’s self and beat her personal drum so loudly is where the real problem surfaced. Just maybe it is Ms. Brick’s writing, but that is even doubtful, as writing should come from the soul to convey that sense of importance to the words we are crafting, and maybe Ms. Brick did write from the soul and her self image of herself and what she believes is consistent with the article she wrote.
Now, unfortunately for her, I have been in a position the last number of years to be involved with foreign women, and from where I’m sitting based on the photos and videos that I’ve seen of Ms. Brick, I don’t find her attractive at all. But, again, that is my personal opinion and to be fair here I do have a bias towards dark hair women. The funny thing, she stated that it was only when she dyed here hair blonde that it was her perception that people told here that she was “beautiful…” Like it or not, most blondes today are not natural blondes as a “true” blonde haired person is very rare in today’s world, given the the influence of Latin, Asian, & Middle Eastern people.
The Real Beauty
As I stated, due to my involvement with European and Latin women, I do believe I have a good sense of what REAL Beautiful women look like. I believe the photos of the women below show this. Yes some are younger and some are Ms. Brick’s age. But the real goal here is to show TRUE Beauty that is not defined by these women, but rather by outsiders.
In the movie “Next” with Nicholas Cage, there was a part in the movie where he recited a quotation about beauty and it goes something like this…
There is an Italian Painter named Carlotti and he defined beauty in this way… “Beauty is the summation of the parts working together in such a way that nothing needed to be added, taken away or altered…”
It would be my belief that the women below in these photos fit Carlotti’s definition of beauty.
And just to be fairer in comparison, the two photos below are from a lady I know, and she is even better than her photos in real life. Additionally, she has 12 years on Ms. Brick. She is 53 years old. Oh and one should note that the blonde haired woman in the photo above is the same age as Ms. Brick.
Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder…
There is clearly nothing wrong with wanting a high self-esteem of one’s self nor being beautiful in the eyes of the ones who love us; but, to write an article bragging about your “Beauty” when your judgment of that view is biased and not subjective, is quite another matter.
If anything, I believe that Ms. Brick has learned some valuable lessons from this adventure. Hopefully, one of them is to get an outsider to review her written work prior to publishing.