Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying "We are born with one face but by the age of 50 we get the face we deserve." Many times this statement will bring a smile to people's
faces but it is also an incredibly true statement. You can prove it to yourself. Just go to your family photo album and find a picture of your own face in each decade of your life. You are bound to see some changes other than age related ones.
When teaching a class I use my own face as proof of how a person's face can change. As a child, my ears stuck straight out. They stayed that way all through law school. True to my ears, I was always more independent and a definite non conformist, preferring my own way rather than following any other way.
After law school I decided to set up an independent practice. I soon learned that fighting every case in court was going to keep me poor and away from the office where I could be taking in more clients. I determined something had to change.
The obvious place to start was in the way I was handling my cases. Taking a more diplomatic approach began to work. I was able to help my clients by finding a win-win solution. It often included negotiations on the "middle ground" rather than fighting it out in court.
Eventually, with this approach, my law practice took off in a successful direction. What also changed was my ears! Long before I leaned about face reading I noticed my ears had moved in at the top but were still out on the bottom. Just like the ones pictured above in "Diplomatic Ears".
The reason for this change had nothing to do with aging or heredity, it had to do with the change of thinking in my brain. Making a diplomatic approach on a regular basis changed my ears. This is exactly why I named this kind of ear "diplomatic."
Now that you know your habitual thoughts and feelings can change your face, you can change your face by changing what goes through your brain. Perhaps it is time to erase some of those eye puffs by taking more time for yourself or averting the burnout line that may be deepening on the bridge of your nose by putting variety and joy in your life.
Bottom line, you are the creator of how your face looks because the genetic contribution to your appearance will fade with time. If you are not yet 50, you are still working on the face you deserve.