Beauty is Truly in the Eye of the Beholder

Absolute Beauty

We’ve all heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Do you agree? is all beauty contingent on a subjective point of view?

Beauty is a personal preference, different for each soul, and is not a generic guideline that all must follow.  All societies and cultures around the world have different views on what beauty is.  America has come to portray that the skinny, almost anorexic, supermodels, with bones showing, is beautiful.  I, myself, perceive that in an extremely different light.  Most of these women look sickly to me.  They appear as though if you were to drop them on the sidewalk, that they would shatter into a millions tiny pieces like busting the glass from you car window.  They push this idea of beauty and force millions of healthy little girls to feel like they are fat and unattractive because they are healthy and of normal weight and physique.  America also tries to push the same view on men.  If you do not have big muscles, chiseled abs, nice hairs, and smooth skin then you are not an attractive man.

In many other countries though, beauty has a very different definition than we try to portray here in America.  I came across a post on Business Insider that portrayed perfectly how beauty is in the eye of the beholder and culture plays a huge role in that.  In the article the writer took a photo of herself and sent it to designers across the globe, telling them to photoshop the image to fit what they thought beauty was.  The results vary greatly.  Each photo was different in many ways.  This goes to prove that everyone has a different perspective on what beauty is and that beauty IS truly in the eye of the beholder.


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