May Sri Radha-Madhav Hari bless us with yet another blissful year
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The most common line around here is “hey, you want to go to the beach?” and the most common reply is” Yeah, I want to work on my tan!.” So loads of people go to the beach specially to get that sun kissed look, and I was one of them as well. It didn’t seem like something crazy to do, or not to do. And of course it resulted in me getting a tan, which in turn led to this major concern that my family began having. They began commenting that I was becoming very dark. I was getting the “O my god, you have become so dark!” comment one too many times. And so I started using this homemade remedy for bleaching my skin, which is a combination of banana, honey and milk (it works!). And the shock from my fellow G10er’s came in waves. I don’t understand it, if you can become darker, why can’t you go fairer? It’s the same thing. What if the whites were discriminated instead of the blacks, would no body be going to the beach today? Colour is something that I personally think is one type of discrimination that will always be a problem in society. Whether in your own society or someone else’s, you are always being judged based on the colour of your skin. And the truth is one’s personality will be affected by ones colour. However skin colour has nothing to do with beauty (inner or external) it’s like the saying,” beauty is only skin deep”.
I don’t want to be a colour which I wasn’t born with. I was born a particular shade of wheat and I want to retain it, because I feel that’s me. I’m comfortable with that skin type. If you think having a tan makes you look sexy and confident or if you think being fair makes you feel more intelligent, go for it I say. At the end of the day the colour of your emotion is more important rather than the colour of your skin.