True Beauty Resides Inside, and So Does Ugliness
When I look at Lizzie, I must admit that my initial reaction is too look away. I am truly embarrassed to say that, but it is true. But it is not because she is ugly in any way.
I can honestly say the reaction has nothing to do with beauty or lack of it – my reaction is all about how unusual Lizzie appears. We have a strong tendency to seek the familiar. Our eye goes to whatever we have become used to, that becomes what is pleasant for us to view.
There are things that we all witness about humanity in general that shame us. But then there are people like Lizzie who should make us proud. I look at her strength and self esteem, and I look at others like Nick Vujicic of Life Without Limbs and Jeff Steinberg, who I had the great pleasure to meet in the 1980s and I say this to those amazing human beings……You make proud to be, in some small ways….like you.
Jeff’s book Masterpiece in Progress can change the way you think about some things.