Would You Rather #77: Be Better Looking in Person or in Photos?


 

Clothes and manners do not make a man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance- Arthur Ashe.

The value of appearance in today’s world cannot be overestimated. Before you get to even say your greetings, the other party already would have drawn initial conclusions based on your appearance. It is up to you to use the first five minutes to prove them right or wrong.

Thanks to the increasing number of photo editing apps, people are more forthcoming with showing their photos to the virtual world. They know no matter how bad they looked in the original photo, it could be ‘worked on’ to have a more presentable image for social media posts. Whiles some see it as a fun activity and a needful app for use, others think it’s a deceitful way of showing off one’s best profile views. It is very important for some ladies especially to portray the near perfect look whether digitally and/or in person.

What does it mean to look good in photos? Is it for a personal benefit or for the visual pleasure of unknown people who would chance on them? Does it really matter when others call us beautiful or fine looking? I must admit, it does feel good to admire one’s own photo. You can comfort yourself during hard times by staring at your smiling photo and telling yourself you have better days ahead of you than the day you took that photo.

Looking good in person is a plus, I think. You walk with a gait which says, ‘I know I look good; I don’t care about you think.’ You feel good about yourself and it lightens your mood throughout the day unless an unexpected issue crops up. You can own your beauty/fineness without any ‘hater’ calling you out with a claim that your beauty is ‘photoshopped.’

Some people are known to be photogenic; others not so much. Some people (like me) are  ‘allergic’ to the camera and do not like grinning for long after saying ‘cheese’ waiting for the flash light. Some others do not pay much attention to their looks and so do not care much about their digital or in-person looks. They only use the mirror in rare occasions. They leave their appearance to your judgment.

I believe it is good to look good either way. It is also fun to let down your hair and goof around in pictures for memories’ sake. However, I’d rather look good in person than in photos. Photos don’t do enough justice to someone’s true personality; face-to-face interaction does.

What about you, what matters more to you and why? Kindly share your thoughts.

 

© Josephine Amoako 2017

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. eddaz says:

    I would love to look good either way.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yep, that’s great. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Eddaz ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. eddaz says:

        My pleasure Joseyphina.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. evanyambu says:

    Be better in person. So that they can love and hate the real me rather than hiding in some photo app

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Hmm… Good point. Reality is better than the virtual. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a great week!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Debs says:

    I would prefer both- behind the scene and photos 😁😁

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      That’s nice to know! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Debs☺

      Liked by 1 person

  4. I will go for in person that photo’s. In this era it is had to tell the what the real image of a person is especially if our focus is on photos on the media as you might just cross path with the person in real life and fail to identify them

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Hmm… I know, right?

      Liked by 1 person

  5. zaram says:

    In person bikonu…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Hehe… Nice👍

      Like

  6. Shereen says:

    better looking in person! I don’t want to surprise anyone in a bad way. lmao!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Hehe… I know, right?

      Like

  7. Monique says:

    This is the very thing I was thinking about when I was coming from work. We don’t pay much attention to personal appearance in the kind of work I do so in our uniforms, you get to see the “real” looks of people. There are times I look at the pictures on other workers screen saver and I go like “o man you’ve gotta be kidding me”. Herh..they look so glamorous in the pics you wonder what happened to the “real person” you are seeing physically.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Hmmm… Gives one a lot to think about.

      Like

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