Attractive gentlemen and exquisite beauties are perpetually sought after by all, and they consistently receive preferential treatment in matters of matrimony and employment. Handsome men and beautiful women frequently receive discounts even when making purchases, and they are not easily reprimanded for their mistakes.
Beautiful women, in particular, are highly coveted. Many of these alluring individuals possess visages of great charm, allowing them to live a comfortable and prosperous life, regardless of their education or skillset.
Certain entities produce products that are not exceptional. However, their ability to dominate the market stems from their reliance on captivating women. Merely with a smile, a sip of wine, and a lilting melody, thousands of products can be sold.
On live streaming platforms, even if these beauties peddle counterfeit merchandise, they often achieve impressive sales figures.
In actuality, there exist two types of beauties: those blessed with striking appearances and those with a more ordinary countenance. However, the latter compensate for their average looks by adorning themselves in fashionable attire, thereby exuding a greater sense of comfort.
Should one possess a pleasing countenance and dress fashionably, they will undoubtedly stand out among their peers. Yet, esteemed writer Jia Pingwa posits that the less a woman indulges in the art of adornment, the more prosperous she shall be.
It is common knowledge that those who invest time and effort into their appearance are more likely to attain popularity, seize opportunities, and amass wealth, thus affording them a life of utmost luxury. Why then do those who shun the allure of personal embellishment fare better?
Jia Pingwa asserts that, ultimately, adorning oneself is but a superficial endeavor that fails to reflect the true nature or essence of an individual.
After all, appearance cannot conceal one’s inner essence. Like a lantern housing a yellow light bulb, the presence of white paper shall not alter the illumination’s hue.
In essence, this analogy elucidates that true beauty lies within the soul, while external beauty is but fleeting, easily exposed as a mere illusion.
So how do we comprehend the notion that those who eschew the art of dressing up lead more fulfilling lives? In truth, the answer is rather simple.
Those who dress well often attract undue attention. Young women, in particular, may find themselves harassed by both nefarious individuals and affluent businessmen. Such circumstances can lead to forced marriages and servitude within the confines of another’s bed, resulting in both psychological and physical harm.
Can such a life truly be considered desirable?
Individuals who revel in the act of personal adornment are often driven by vanity. The less attractive they are, the more they adorn themselves, thus further accentuating their proclivity for vanity. Consequently, they become more susceptible to deception and even accusations of criminal activity. A life spent in handcuffs cannot be deemed favorable.
A woman who refrains from indulging in the art of dressing up brings solace to her husband, as she is not perceived as ostentatious or troublesome.
Consider this scenario: a woman, after marrying, ages and loses her youthful allure. Her husband, however, remains indifferent to her appearance. In such circumstances, what purpose does adornment serve?
Doubts regarding impure intentions may arise, leading to marital discord, arguments, and ultimately, divorce.
Although men and women are considered equals, societal norms and traditional Chinese values often subject divorced women to criticism, hindering their ability to lead a joyous life. Even remarriage is often fraught with challenges.
The less one indulges in personal adornment, the more they can focus on their work, increase productivity, allocate time for technological innovation, and generate greater benefits for their organization.
This approach mitigates jealousy and office politics among male colleagues, fostering a harmonious work environment that garners the leader’s utmost satisfaction. The leader shall always hold me in high regard, affirming that such a life is indeed favorable.
Individuals who revel in personal adornment tend to allocate significant resources toward clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics. Consequently, their purchasing power in other areas diminishes, resulting in compromised nutrition and subpar attire. Such circumstances render the body more susceptible to illness, with winter colds and summer dampness posing particular threats. This cannot be deemed a life of prosperity.
Women who enjoy dressing up must dedicate considerable time to this endeavor, often resulting in neglect of other responsibilities. Punctuality at work may suffer, errors may occur, household chores may be neglected, and relatives may express dissatisfaction. As a result, one’s boss may criticize them, colleagues may exclude them, and their spouse may reprimand them. In such circumstances, a good life is unattainable.
All of these examples serve to highlight the fact that the less a woman indulges in personal adornment, the more prosperous her life shall be. Such women do not squander time or money, nor do they fall prey to vanity-induced deception and harm.
Disinterest in personal adornment can indeed lead to a more fulfilling life. However,I am not opposed to women adorning themselves. There are still occasions when it is appropriate to dress up, such as performances, weddings, or outings. Of course, moderation is key. Dress in a manner that accentuates your unique qualities, without excessive makeup or wasteful spending.
If women who do not enjoy dressing up wish to live a fulfilling life, they must also focus on cultivating their character, moral values, and improving their skills. Ultimately, one’s success in life depends on their character and abilities, rather than whether their face is bare or adorned with makeup.