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I’m Already Getting Fucking Sick of Aesthetic



Aesthetic is bullshit. You need to translate who you are as a person into a precise, unique look that you filter everything through. You then need to stick to that filter, forever.

What?

How?

Who came up with this stupid rule and why do we all follow it? And why do I want to? Because I do, even though I think the overall idea of aesthetic is bullshit I still strive for it. I still seek out that filter that calls to who I am and who I want to be.



We are told with the words that aren’t said that if we don’t know who we are, if we don’t know our aesthetic, that we are untrustworthy. We need to know who we are in today’s world and we aren’t allowed to change it. We aren’t allowed uncertainty.

But that’s part of being human. We change, we grow, we are uncertain. None of us know anything for certain. We are more certain of some things than others but none of us have who we are tacked down with utter surety from birth to death. So, I am sick of being told that who I am must be as steady as the magnetic pull of the North and that I must translate that into a certain look that I must then adhere to. We are ever changing creatures.

For me aesthetic is alluring because of that assumption it carries. If you have a consistent aesthetic you are sure of who you are and what that means. I want to have confidence in who I am. I want to know who Heather is, be able to tell another person without wavering what it means to be me, to tell them clearly who I am, to wake up with certainty. The unknown sucks.



However, I love that people change. I love watching a person go from timid to brave, from uncertain to informed, from untested to worldly. I think the real reason I am sick of aesthetic is because it promotes stagnation. If you must adhere to this look forever you cannot grow past it, you cannot test anything else, you must adhere and you are socially flogged if you do not.

I encourage you to grow, explore, change. I am prouder of myself today than I was ten years ago. I want everyone to be able to say the same. It is okay to love how something looks, it is human to, but it is also human to change.



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