Brains Over Beauty

July 17, 2017

Beauty without a brain is nothing but a hollow shell masquerading the streets with half-baked tricks and good-for-nothing treats. Traditional images and ideas unwisely celebrated by the dominant culture attributes majority of the visual world to the complex workings of the eye. Media villains shove the so-called rules of society down children’s throats and pressure the naive goblins to understand themselves as "sexy" prior to understanding themselves as intellectual and worthy. The irregular motions and aimless course brought upon by riches, fame, fortune and physical beauty are all similar to floating clouds; fluttering and drifting. Turn on the television, drive down the street, go to the grocery store; you are fenced in with advertisements connected to outward beauty and appearance. Our culture is under the crippling belief that physical beauty is a rite of passage that makes an individual significantly important and admirable. We live in a world that perceives a bottle of champagne as a worthy trophy and a compelling book as a lackluster object. To each their own, and don’t get me wrong - sultry primal-urge-driven experiences carry a red-hot and addictive appeal, but self-appointed validation quickly fades away and the feelings of unworthiness and self-loathing multiply if you succumb solely to outward appearance and dismiss the importance of building your inner world. Physical beauty without brains is similar to a car without gas fifty miles away from the nearest gas station in the blazing heat of the Sahara Desert; good for absolutely nothing and painfully lifeless.

I marvel at the magnificence of the human brain. The astronomical diversity in our world provides a plethora of opportunity for sustainable individual development and the exploration of one’s colossal construction of fascinating ideas. An atypical level of depth and an individual's uncommon courage to take their ingenious curiosity by the horn is stimulation which serves my mind and transmits to my body. Tell me all about your standout quirks, wounds that you have transformed into wisdom, foreign characteristics, nagging ticks, distressing insecurities and unique talents that have aided in the development of your self-confidence and appreciation of your luxuriant self. Tap into my radiant energy without physical contact and lure me in with your thought-provoking essence. Teach me. Adore my thoughts and take a walk through my deeply woven inner landscape. Add salt to my open wounds.

Connection it is about revealing the most valuable and vulnerable parts of our precious human bodies to an individual who is already well-informed of the most emotionally naked and excruciatingly vulnerable aspects of our lives. Sit close in front of a mirror and look deeply into the mirror's reflection of your own eyes and ask yourself what remains when the physical beauty fades away.

Tough pill to swallow?  I'll leave you to ponder.


This post was originally written by Jessica Golich, a Freelance Writer based out of Brooklyn, New York. Jessica has an insatiable curiosity for the world and candidly expresses herself through writing about the thoughts and experiences that shape her life.

Hi! We’re Team NeuroGum, aficionados of all things brain-related, from creativity to working out. With backgrounds in art, science, and athletics, we love delving into all the potentials of the human body. 

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