My trip to Mongolia brought me to briefly meet 2 local girls. Their conversation was an eye-opener. It almost directly connects to what David has been advocating in the lyrics of his song and his message: “You are beautiful” … “Don’t you bring me down.”
They were discussing their looks and their eyelashes. Or lack of.
Girl 1 : “I don’t like looking like a Mongolian!”
I quickly told her she was very pretty and asked her why she wanted to look any different.
She continued, very coyly : “You know, I have these slit eyes which I don’t like. I want to look like Kim.”
Girl 2 : “Kim who?”
Girl 1 : “Kim Kardashian of course!”
I felt like I was struck by a thunderbolt. Why would a girl living amidst the beautiful mountains and valleys of Mongolia want to look like someone living in Hollywood?
Girl 2 immediately lashed out a remark which saved the day for me. And made more sense of it all.
“Well, as for me, I am happy to look like me – what my heritage has given me.”
I left them soon after, happy that there are still girls who don’t care about having thick eyelashes or not. And they won’t have anyone tell them that they should have them. That they are happy and feel beautiful within their own skin.
cr:rhiminee from shelley
The pics are hilarious – David joking about girls wanting to look like this or that and imitating them taking selfies with his phone while at the TOFW concert in Sacramento.
10 years ago, everyone thought David Archuleta was going to remain the super-cute kid he was. Someone within our Archie-group who thought David was just a pretty face, remarked that perhaps he had no other interest whatsoever besides singing. But David quietly and steadily grew into a man who is deserving of praise and respect. He conquered fears. He dug deep into who he truly was and what he felt he could do to uplift others. More importantly, in relation to his music, he believed in himself and the direction he wanted to go and made no apologies for it. He made decisions on his own mental strength. His values are exceptionally worth anyone’s admiration. Despite his superstar Adonis looks, he brushes away compliments and concentrates on qualities which are more solid. And that makes him cuter than super-cute to me.
David included the song BEAUTIFUL in his BEGIN. album and in his concert repertoire for a reason. He wants to say: Hey, look! You guys are beautiful too! Let your own magic happen! Don’t let others put you down!
(Watch the BEAUTIFUL video posted in the last thread)
What we need within ourselves is confidence and courage to be the best of ourselves. You may take the best selfie (after having deleted 100 of what you thought were not beautiful enough haha!) but we must remember that sort of “beauty” is only skin-deep.
I think David will agree with something Winston Churchill once said:
That we should have the courage to stand up and speak or what it takes to sit down and listen.
And guess what? We don’t even need fluttering thick eyelashes to do that. 😀