The Meaning of Beauty

Beautiful- pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically (Google Definition)

Beautiful, isn’t it?

There are many views about what beauty really is. Some think it’s a pretty face or just something visual, but really, there is much more to this.

When looking at the Urban Dictionary, I saw that the person whom had posted the definition had a biased view of what beauty really is:

Beautiful is a woman who has a distinctive personality, one who can laugh at anything, including themselves, who is especially kind and caring to others. She is a woman who above all else knows the value of having fun, and not taking life too seriously. She is a woman that you can trust and count on to brighten your day. She is a woman who can inexplicably make you feel really good just by being around her, and yet brings such great sadness when she is gone. She is a woman who I will never really get to know.
Virginia is a beautiful woman!
 by Your friend forever July 20, 2005
As seen here, “Your friend forever” believes that beauty is in, as said, a woman. They believe that it is a woman who has a distinctive personality and reacts the expected way to others, the way is wanted: the perfect way. Someone you would love to be around and would make you distraught when absent. However, this is their perspective on beauty.
In my opinion, I think beauty is present in many ways. Beauty isn’t just a pretty face, neither is it perfection. Perfection doesn’t exist. Something can be beautiful in one person’s eyes but not in another’s. I know how that is.
In my school, a number of people in my year thought I was unattractive, but someone in a year above me thought I was. See, beauty in different eyes. Everyday I wonder whether physical beauty is important. It may be for some people. These people aren’t wise when it comes to this. I remember being asked the question:
“Would you rather be beautiful or smell nice?”
I thought beautiful because, why not? Why not have the type of appearance which makes people turn, which takes breaths away? Why not have the attractive face which attracts that person you want to be seen by? Why not have that body which catches people in your trap? Why not?
Turns out to be the wrong answer. The better answer would be to smell nice. You’d probably be thinking: what difference would that make just having a nice scent? But actually it is more deeper than that.
Now let me ask you this question.
Would you rather have the most amazing appearance in the world or the most amazing personality in the world?
Would you rather have many people like you because of how compatible you are or have many people be attracted to you because of how breathtakingly beautiful you are?
Would you rather be appreciated because of your looks or because of how you treat others?
Ask these questions to yourself and ask which one is worth it when it comes to the important things in life?
Sometimes the beauty of our imagination is what helps us along the way.
                     ~ ES_Ordinary xx

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