Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What is Beauty

Recently, this video from Dustin Hoffman has been making its rounds on the internet. I have always really liked Dustin Hoffman, I think he plays such interesting, thought-provoking characters, and he seems like a genuinely good guy. This video makes me like him even more. I think he touches on something that we all have most likely struggled with, or have been faced with. 
In the early 80's Hoffman starred in a the movie "Tootsie" about a man who couldn't make it in show-business so he pretends to be a women to get a role in a soap opera. While preparing for the role, he learns first hand how hard it is for women, especially if we aren't the typical movie/magazine hollywood perception of beauty...and how unfortunate that is because we are all probably such beautiful people. My favorite thing that he says is "There's too many interesting women I have not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed." 
This is definitely something everyone should see and think about.

“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” Mark Zusak

“That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.” John Green

“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.” Scott Westerfeld

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