Thursday, August 1, 2013

What is beauty?

Beauty has no single meaning; beauty is inside, but it's also outside; beauty is in a human or in a dog or a cat or a mouse or a rat. Beauty is life and death, beauty is in those with different disorders, not because the disorder is beautiful, but because the person who has the disorder is beautiful, and those people are probably the most beautiful, because even if they don't want it to happen, the world can be a cruel and misunderstanding place where the unique and different are incorrectly judged and isolated, even harassed.
Honestly, I have instantly judged people before, and I still do even if I try not to, but I learned that before I do judge anyone, there might be more behind the story.
What would you do if you saw a little boy like Nathaniel Newman? 
You would think something right? Maybe good, maybe bad, we are not Gods, and though we might attempt to be, we know we're not. If society was prefect with happy and encouraging opinions and support, the world would be gone of sorrow and unhappiness. But let me just say one thing, this little boy before us is probably better than most people in the world, he's certainly a better person than me, and stronger too.
This is Nathaniel Newman, a young boy who suffers from a rare autosomal (chromosome) dominant congenital disorder, known as Treacher Collins syndrome, which is characterized by craniofacial deformities, such as absent cheekbones. This disorder is generally caused by a genetic mutation. He was born with no ears, no cheekbones, severe downward slanting eyes, and little to no jawline. He has probably undergone more surgeries than some older adults or even our elders, and these surgeries are performed only to allow him to breathe or eat, everything necessary to live. 
Make sure to watch: Nathaniel Newman when he was on Taboo, the episode was called "Ugly."
Now, I don't think anyone had the right to call someone else ugly or any other degrading words, because, take a moment to think, we're all human. No one has more power than the person next to them. We're all the same species, we may have different religious beliefs and different backgrounds, but we are more alike than we are different.
Nathaniel Newman is probably one of the most beautiful person in the world, even though I have never met him personally. He is beautiful because he is so different, and because he endured emotional and physical hardships, which shaped his character and made his the perfect person that he is, he stays strong and continues to live his life with complete happiness. I don't know if I could be as strong as he is, and I'm probably 9 years older than him, I truly admire Nathaniel and everyone who suffers from Treacher Collins, just remember that you are special and have overcome more than most people, you're a gift, forget about the opinion of others!

If you were randomly walking down the street, and saw a rather large person, would you care to think of a scientific reason for their current state?
We're only human, there's a limit what what we can achieve and think, you know? We're not perfect, but with information, we learn, we could change our attitude, if not by a lot, then at least a little piece was changed.

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare, genetic disorder where 7 genes of the 15th chromosome are deleted or unexpressed. PWS is characteristic of low muscle tone, short stature, incomplete sexual development, problem behaviors, and a chronic feeling of hunger that leads to excessive eating can cause life threatening obesity if not retrained or self-restrained.
People with PWS never feel full, so they're always compelled to eat, and if they can't control themselves, they would eat to death. It's not always easy to control your impulse to eat when you're hungry, so people with PWS struggle with that, and they're often misunderstood. With no information or knowledge of PWS, one might just think one person is obese by their own choice, but that is not the case.
If you want to know more about PWS and watch a documentary, then check out:
 I highly respect people with PWS, since they're working so much harder than most people. They're always trying to better themselves and they're wonderful, I mean, like I said with Nathaniel Newman, they're people better than me.

There are whole bunch of misunderstood disorders such as Tourette's Syndrome which causes repetitive  involuntary movements and vocal tics; Schizophrenia, a mental health disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and an inability to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences; Obsessive-Compulsion Disorder, an anxiety disorder that causes repetitive thoughts, actions, and feelings, causing the individual to act on their compulsion and obsessive rituals, Autism, a disorder of neurological development, and plenty more. Before you judge someone, just stop yourself and think, everyone need to be respected more, rather than be degraded, you wouldn't want to be treated horribly, so don't do it to others.

Animals have disorders also, and check out this video: Physically Disabled Puppy Learns To Walk to keep you going (;

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