Youth is a beautiful mask—albeit a superficial one.
THE UNROMANTIC TRUTH
Physical beauty in both women and men is like colorful plumage, or other mating characteristics in birds and animals. Nature gives us the attributes to be attractive to the opposite sex so we can make more babies. From a biological perspective sexual beauty is the product of healthy glands and hormones in their prime. Even a homely person can have a certain sexual attraction. It is the juiciness of the hormones that give us our “paint and feathers,” which makes us attractive to others.
WHEN HORMONES DRY UP
I greatly appreciate youth and beauty. It is a marvel of life, however as the years pass, the secretion of glandular hormones diminish. What do we do then?
CUT OR COVER
The cosmetic industry, as well as the cosmetic surgeon, are some of the largest business’ on the planet. They revolve around trying to prolong our paint and feathers. Nothing wrong with it. It’s natural to want to look young and attractive. But really beauty goes deeper than the surgeon’s knife.
THE MASK OF YOUTH
I call youth a mask because it covers who you really are. A good actor can play any part, and the eyes can fool and hypnotize. Many men have fallen for a woman who looks like an angel but has a mean heart. Many women see a hero, a great man in their partner, only to discover that inside he’s really no more than a mouse.
THE PATH OF THE TRUE HUMAN BEING
As hormones Fade, the mask of youth drops. The lines and expressions of the face become set in the habitual patterns that we have expressed for years. The small or mean hearted person can be seen in their face and eyes. What we are can’t be hidden anymore.
THE OPPOSITE IS ALSO TRUE:
The kindhearted, the one whose heart is truly open, the lover of life… will remain truly beautiful no matter what the age. Their loving heart will shine forth from the depths of their being. This kind of beauty is eternal and can never be taken away.