You are beautiful
  21 likes
  •   16 comments
Share

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
Autoplay OFF  •  a year ago

You are beautiful

by bernardtwindwil

You are the accomplishment of 23 magical chromosomes

You contain the molecular memory of all your relatives that lived 1.5 million years before you. Your individual uniqueness will​ influence generations a million years from now.

You are what you are because of who you are

You look, behave, and feel like you are supposed to. Do not complicate your life with the confusion of trying to be something you are not. Work on the things you can change, your personality.

The skin covering your body is not who you are.

That skin may be bumpy, hairy, dark with melanin, or white in its absence.or anything in between. Scrub it stain it tattoo it all you want. It will not change who you are.

Your height is not who you are.

Short, tall, in between you have no say in your altitude. But you have complete control of your attitude. Your height can present problems from the expectations of others. That's not you.

Your weight is not who you are

To a large extent, your weight is predetermined at various times throughout life. Was mom heavy, grandma, aunts? Then you are going to be heavily endowed with fat pads. Increase your activity!

Your hair is not who you are

Short, long, curly frizzy, straight, blonde, ginger, brunette, raven black. Let's all say it together. Predetermined by your genes. Thanks to modern chemicals, you can curl, dye , or straighten

Thigh gap is not who you are

Having sex or not is not who you are.

Your emotional maturity often lags behind your physical development. Sex is not bad that is how we got here. You are not bad for having had sex. You are not bad for not having had sex.

Your grades are who you choose to be

This is one of the things that we can determine for ourselves. Your basic intelligence comes from ancestors. How you use it is up to you. You can find a tutor. You can be a tutor.

The marital state of your parents is not who you are.

YOU are the best thing to come from their union. Don't get sucked into their undertow. Parents can be ridiculously childlike during marital stress. You are not to blame for any of this.

Who are you?

If you comment on this post, tell me who you are. I know that I am starting​ with a great group here.

Stories We Think You'll Love
bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
8 months ago
Every secret is a lie.
Just some thought about secrets

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
10 months ago
The mirage

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
19 days ago
A film lament
Sometimes I miss film. But not enough to return t...



rainandsnowBronze Commabooks+music=true love
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Guessed right, I am not from American Southwest. I wasn't born during the Renaissance but inspired by it.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@rainandsnow If I​ can decipher anything accurately from pen names on commaful. I would venture that you are not from the American Southwest. The scientific method is something I apply to all parts of my life. I see patterns everywhere. You sound like a DaVinci. There is so much to be gained by being a Renaissance person. Unless, of course, if like me you were actually born during the renaissance.

rainandsnowBronze Commabooks+music=true love
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil This post is amazing! Well, if I have to say something about myself I would say: I am a science student in my head and a literature addict in my heart! Love anything that invokes my creativity, makes me think. I love reading books. I find music enchanting because it has an amazing way of opening up the dull recesses of your brain. I love to draw and paint too. Nonetheless, it is a great initiative!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@erofaer All those genetic attributes represent and define "what" you are. That which is inside your noggin and how you express that, are "who" you are. A formal education is only necessary for those fields requiring one. Parents can be overbearing, I was. But, their metric of the honor roll for success is valid as they already know you are smart. After all, you are their kid. What do you plan to do in life to 1. put bread on the table 2. fulfill your sense of worth? When I went to war I had a BA in poly sci. After the war, I knew what I wanted to do and returned for my BS in nursing. The key thing here is that I had all my tickets punched so that I could move in any direction I wanted. You are quite and accomplished artist. I was wowed by you Wattpad book of drawings and paintings. Studying under a master would be more beneficial than a degree in fine arts. At your age, I was and incredibly good baseball player After college I played in Triple AAA ball for three months. My hand was smashed and broken in seven places before the season ended. That was the end of a baseball career for me. I had my degree as my life preserver. Just think about it. You are such an awesome young adult. I don't​ want to see any bumps in your road.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@dannibear That is outstanding. Do not ever change your mind. If we were all the same, we would have no definition of personhood.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@therinamartins Thank you, my sweet child.

therinamartinsSilver CommaWriter and Friend
a year agoReply
I love it! Top points there, Grandpa!

dannibear1461Bronze CommaMum, Novice at poetry
a year agoReply
I enjoyed your thoughts on this , you are what you are and everyone has flaws through life but they need to embrace who they are to as everyone is unique, me personally I am many things but I am comfortable with who I am and also content with myself and that is where I want to be

erofaerSilver CommaHow can I be impressive in one sentence?
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil True. But still I'll never believe that they do represent who I am. I understand what you mean, but my grades mean nothing to me. Just a way to please people. As long as I get high honor roll each year it doesn't matter to my parents if I made an effort or if I'm actually smart. What does it say about me if I don't put effort into formal education? I think it matters more how much effort I put into something I care about. But then again, what would I know?

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@erofaer @shana Your grades reflect the efforts and priorities you have assigned to your formal education. Without equivocation, I will reveal the darkest secret of my high school record. I received "A" for most of my classes because I enjoyed them and was interested in the subject, science. history,English, speech, Spanish, and of course physical education. In introduction to accounting, vocational arts, economics, and typing I maintained a solid "F" rating. Fortunately for me, I would have six "A" and one "F". In college, I had to relearn all the high school classes that I had ignored. There are certain education certifications you need ,to get paid, for what you want to do. Both of you are in a 90 plus percentile in language use and understanding. You will need Master's degrees in Fine Arts and English to do that professionally. Your intelligence, insight, desire, and creativity will define you if you let them. These are the only things you can control. Don't ever think that just because I am as pretty as I am that looks made me who I am.