I don’t like mirrors.
I rarely ever look in them.
I know what they do to people.
They cause beautiful-on-the-outside people to bathe in their beauty
and unattractive-on-the-outside people misery.
Mirrors enable vanity and cause sadness.
The next time you look in a mirror,
instead of focusing on your face,
think about what you mean to the world.
The beauty of your face or your dissatisfaction with it
isn’t who you are — it’s how you look.
In the eyes of an abused animal,
an abandoned child,
a homeless person,
or a crime victim,
your smile and generosity feel the same
regardless of how you look.
If you’re making the world a more humane place,
I don’t need to look at your face,
to know you’re beautiful.