Tuesday, September 11, 2012
NaBloPoMo | Beauty
Today's NaBloPoMo prompt is
"Do you think there is a collective definition of beauty or is it always in the eye of the beholder?"
I wholeheartedly believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all have different standards for what we consider beautiful. We all have different tastes. I think aesthetically, the world would be a very boring and probably even more dangerous place if we all had the same standards of beauty and same likes and dislikes.
And truthfully, beauty comes from within. I think we've all seen those people who are considered classically beautiful, but once they open their mouth. . . . ummm. . . not so much. Your words and your actions can make you ugly no matter what you look like on the outside. And vice versa.
And sometimes, those little quirks on yourself that you find unattractive? Someone else might think that part of you is the cutest, most charming thing ever! The quirks and differences are in fact what make you beautiful! How can we say that to be beautiful your eyes have to be so and so many inches apart and your face must be this many inches wide at certain points or this many inches long. That definition of beauty is long gone. I think that can be evidenced by how many different types of beauty have been shown on the cover and in the pages of magazines. There is no one eye color, or hair color or face shape that is the perfect shape. The people in magazines now come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. . . .
diversity is what makes us beautiful.
So, if we enjoy diversity, how can there be a "collective definition of beauty".
What do you think?