OK let’s get past the obvious : “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”. As true as it is, you can’t put a myriad of reasons in one sentence.
Let’s start at the beginning, all questions lead to one question: What’s important?
I have already mentioned in one of my previous posts that the meaning of life is LIFE itself, life is the process you have to fall in love with.
You need life to continue your search for meaning. As long as there is life there is HOPE.
For you to be alive, you need health.
So if you are a person who uses skin whitening products or if you know any person using such products, stop for a moment and ask yourself if this is healthy.
You might say, but if it’s not healthy why do all these companies sell them. They also sell guns and cigarettes remember? Do you think companies care about your health? I mean more people die nowadays not because of famine but because they eat too much.
European people tan: Why is tanning different from skin whitening?
First tanning is temporary but whitening is permanent. Skin whitening is altering your natural pigmentation to leave you more defenseless against UV.
Your dark skin is not a biological defect it’s part of a long line of evolution.
People might say: “Oh relax Boris that comes from a long history in different cultures from seeing rich people with lighter skin because they never worked outside compared to the peasants who work under the sun.”
Well fat people were also considered well fed, so what do people want to be fit and healthy?
If you ask me, my skin represents not only who I am and how people see me, but who my ancestors were. OK forget the ancestors it’s a gift from my parents and I love it just like I love them.
You don’t need a whiter skin, you need a healthy one.