What makes pretty..Pretty?

After reading this article, please tell me what you think makes someone pretty. We’ll discuss what makes someone handsome later.

Yesterday I wrote a post about my view of pretty. You can find it here Your pretty AIN’T pretty

But what I failed to do was share my motivation behind the article, so here I go. Recently I have grown sick and tired of young girls thinking that beauty is only related to your looks. Therefore they feel little need to put any significant energy into their interior. As a mom of two girls, I would feel like a failure if my girls depended on their looks to get them in any door.

I don’t understand how parents and grandparents can see a trainwreck of a future coming and do nothing about it. Instead, they say, “She’s so pretty.” And I think well, first of all, she isn’t all that, and on top of that truth, she’s dumb as the day is long! WAKEITUP idiots, and give this girl a pep talk.

I know I may be coming down hard on girls but guess what? I’m not done! Over the next year, I will be POUNDING on this topic. I will be ranting and following it up with the solutions to get these girls carrying more about books and less about sex and provocative posing on social media. 

Back to my question

What makes someone pretty?

Even better, what advice would you give a teenage girl?

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!


36 Replies to “What makes pretty..Pretty?”

  1. I think concerning being pretty or attractiveness a lot of it is on the inside. For instance, generally people get attracted to others based on their personality as well as just in how they look, and concerning looks, it is so subjective. Sadly beauty standards deceive us

    1. You nailed it! I agree it’s totally subjective. One persons standard of pretty may not be yours. For instance a pretty face, body and an ugly spirit will not cut it for someone thats looking for someone with depth.
      Thank you so much for adding this to the conversation.

  2. A treasure inside, shine outside… A heart full or peace, kindness, love, health, good feelings,etc.
    Thank’s for share, Belladona. Wonderful post!
    Have a great Sunday!

  3. I feel that having a clarity of thought and vision for life makes a girl pretty, beautiful (whatever it is)…and more over, confident.

    1. You are so right Sreesiva! Confidence comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and features. Own what you have and rock it out. Keep learning and building brain strength and life will be much better. Thank you for commenting!

  4. I tell my daughter every single that she is beautiful, from the time she is little. I know there’s many that disagree with that, but I feel that you have to tell your kids positive things because the world eats at their insecurities. Every day, like in The Help, it was something along the lines of , you’re beautiful and smart and funny and clever. My advice was always personal cleanliness. Wash and brush teeth and brush hair and wear clean clothes. To me that’s part of self respect

    1. Love this LA! I tell my girls the same. This is an exceptional thing to do because they will never starve for the attention from others. They know they are all that now they can feel confident.

  5. Oh I have an answer. But it’s too long. As per my calculations there are 10 attributes. And I’m sure you know them. I feel how awake you are in the couple posts I’ve read. I bless you and wish you miracles. XoXo

  6. Pretty ‘might’ indeed get you to the door… even allow you to stumble in, but what’s the beauty of drifting around in a empty ‘house…’ it’s so much better when you bring more to table… even more so, when his ‘house,’ has ‘furnishings’ compatible to your own… after all, pretty fades with time… then what…?

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