Pretty heartbreaking story honestly. Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst jumped to her death at 30 years old.
Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst penned a heart-rending essay last year reflecting on the pressures of getting older, the need to achieve – and her battle with online trolls who bullied her over her looks.
Kryst, 30, who tragically jumped to her death from her Midtown high-rise Sunday morning, wrote candidly in an essay for Allure about overcoming the crushing expectations she once placed on herself after she “nearly worked myself to death.
“I discovered that the world’s most important question, especially when asked repeatedly and answered frankly, is: why?,” Kryst wrote of her change in thinking.
“Why work so hard to capture the dreams I’ve been taught by society to want when I continue to only find emptiness?”
“A grinning, crinkly-eyed glance at my achievements thus far makes me giddy about laying the groundwork for more, but turning 30 feels like a cold reminder that I’m running out of time to matter in society’s eyes — and it’s infuriating,” she wrote.
As we know, the obvious answer is feminism is an empty push for accomplishments that does not satisfy anyone. It appeals to pride, envy, and greed which all end in despair.
By all worldly measures she had it all:
The lengthy March 2021 essay provided insight into the mindset of Kryst, who posted a cryptic message on her Instagram page before she jumped, writing, “May this day bring you rest and peace.” …
Kryst went on in her Allure piece to say that “after a year like 2020, you would think we’d learned that growing old is a treasure and maturity is a gift not everyone gets to enjoy.
“Far too many of us allow ourselves to be measured by a standard that some sternly refuse to challenge and others simply acquiesce to because fitting in and going with the flow is easier than rowing against the current,” Kryst continued.
“Each time I say ‘I’m turning 30,’ I cringe a little,” she wrote. “Sometimes I can successfully mask this uncomfortable response with excitement; other times, my enthusiasm feels hollow, like bad acting.
“Society has never been kind to those growing old, especially women. (Occasional exceptions are made for some of the rich and a few of the famous.).
“I fought this fight before and it’s the battle I’m currently fighting with 30,” she wrote. “How do I shake society’s unwavering norms when I’m facing the relentless tick of time? It’s the age-old question: What happens when ‘immovable’ meets ‘unstoppable?’”
Kryst cited her impressive academic achievements — notably earning a law degree and an MBA at the same time at Wake Forest University after her undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina, where she was a track athlete.
“I joined a trial team at school and won a national championship. I competed in moot court; won essay competitions; and earned local, regional, and national executive board positions,” Kryst wrote.
“I nearly worked myself to death, literally, until an eight-day stint in a local hospital sparked the development of a new perspective,” she said.
As for her less-than-conventional views, Kryst wrote, “Women who compete in pageants are supposed to have a middle-of-the-road opinion — if any — so as not to offend.
“I talked candidly about my views on the legalization of marijuana, the Trump Administration’s immigration policies, anti-abortion laws, the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and the successes and failures of criminal justice reform.”
So you have a girl who has tons of accomplishments:
- MBA and a lawyer
- Track and field athlete
- Tons of extracurriculars that she excelled in
- Won Miss USA title
- Had a beach body that many would envy probably
All these things don’t bring happiness.
Ironically, it’s usually the women who are wives and mothers who have the higher happiness and satisfaction with life. Perhaps because it was in alignment with God’s original intent in Creation. Both in those who believe in Him, but also the general positive outcomes following the principles despite whether one is a believer or not.
Kryst ended her contemplative essay by saying she marked her milestone birthday in her apartment, “parading around in a black silk top, matching shorts, and a floor-length robe while scarfing down banana pudding and screening birthday calls.
“I even wore my crown around the apartment for most of the day knowing I’d have to give it back at the end of my reign as Miss USA. I did what I wanted rather than the expected,” she wrote.
“Now, I now enter year 30 searching for joy and purpose on my own terms — and that feels like my own sweet victory,” Kryst said.
The other thing that tends to happen is you have women becoming careerists. They climb the corporate ladder, but that leads to them staying single and personality changes that drive away men. Then they cry out about where have all the good men gone?
As we know from the paradoxical decline of female happiness.
By many objective measures the lives of women in the United States have improved over the past 35 years, yet we show that measures of subjective well-being indicate that women’s happiness has declined both absolutely and relative to men. The paradox of women’s declining relative well-being is found across various datasets, measures of subjective well-being, and is pervasive across demographic groups and industrialized countries. Relative declines in female happiness have eroded a gender gap in happiness in which women in the 1970s typically reported higher subjective well-being than did men. These declines have continued and a new gender gap is emerging — one with higher subjective well-being for men.
Ain’t no surprise the more you deviate from how God created women to be the more they’ll be unhappy. Women aren’t meant to be like men and/or god as feminism pushes them to be.
Societal expectations are chains that only ensnare and destroy despite how pretty they are to the eye. But trying to find your own way from them almost always leads to ruin too without the truth.
The only real thing that can break the chains is Jesus.
If you have daughters warn them of these things so they are not ensnared and entrapped by the pretty things of the world that only lead to death.