Every day young girls and women are bombarded with unrealistic media representations of women. Advertisements, Miss America contests, television shows, and movies are all responsible for the low self esteem that many women are facing today. In media, ‘beautiful’ women are depicted as being thin, perfect skinned, and big breasted. The reality is, many women are not thin, do not have perfect skin, and are not big breasted. Since they do not fit these ‘ideal’ images of beauty, many women believe that they are not beautiful and do not appeal to men. This article will dispose of these media beliefs about beauty by discussing what beauty really is, how ideas of beauty differ around the world, and what men really think about beauty .
As many people know, there are two types of beauty; outer beauty and inner beauty. Outer beauty, or physical attractiveness, is the type of beauty that is focused on most by the media. Unfortunately, media takes most physical attributes to the extreme. ‘Beautiful’ women in the media have perfect skin, perfect bodies, and the perfect weight, leaving women in the real world feeling insecure and undesirable.
It is without doubt that people desire physical beauty. But wisdom says that we should not define beauty by only what we see on the outside. It says that true beauty comes from the heart. If someone is pretty on the outside but has an ugly heart, then that person is equally not beautiful. But we are also told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What this implies is that beauty is relative. What may appear beautiful to one person may not necessarily be beautiful to another person. Beauty is whatever pleases you as an individual.
“Personal power of beauty”
There are other intellectuals who have the idea that beauty is inconsequential. According to them, beauty does not solve anything, explain anything and it teaches us nothing. They feel like the whole debate about beauty is a waste of time and it should not even have a place in intellectual discourse. But it is so hard to agree with these intellectuals especially in the era we are living in right now. Outside the realm of ideas, beauty rules. The debates
My adoration for women is actually a rather innocent one if I am allowed to judge myself. I will be more than happy to outline my criteria that define my own judgment, because it’s not righteous to be one’s own judge. But, I think I will let my results speak for themselves.
The most beautiful woman in the world, for most exotic beauty, goes to Jennifer Connelly. I cannot get her hair out my head from the movie Blood Diamond. Of course, she’s in the bushes in West Africa following the story of conflict diamonds and doesn’t have time to setup an appointment with a hairdresser. But when someone can be that gorgeous even under those circumstances, that’s what drives me wild. Forget the fact that I’ve been in love with her since I first saw her in Labyrinth and I’ve followed her career throughout some of my most favorite movies including House of Sand and Fog, Dark Water, and He’s Just Not That Into You. Jennifer Connelly steals away with the most beautiful woman in the world for most exotic beauty.
The most beautiful woman
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.”
Sonnet XVIII, William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
What is really being beautiful?
Watch these women:
She had a pure and lovely character.
She understood men.
She had inner happiness.
She was a capable housekeeper.
She was too independent.
She lacked the girlish childlike trusting qualities.
She lacked the tender fascinating little way that stirs a mans heart.
She had an enchanting manner.
She was childlike, girlish, trusting.
She had tender little ways.
She was radiantly happy.
She was bright -eyed.
She was dependent.
She was a poor homemaker.
She lacked character.
She did not understand men.
The qualities above were rated by some men on their wives and friends.
Beauty is a real mystery. Many artists can say something about this, and men can make their list about women.
Yet people have their own ways of seeing things. They have their own preferences. Many say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some though, rate beauty, if they join contests like: the beauty pageant, most beautiful body, fashion shows, poetry contests, cleanest places, most sumptuous dish, and more. Yet, ratings can be subjective and some standards are given by judges on that spot.
It is assumed that when a person refers to beauty that they are talking about the clothes a person wears, how thin a person is or even how pretty their facial features are. However, beauty can be about more than what a person looks like.
Beauty can also be about personality, love of themselves and selflessness. This type of beauty is known as inner beauty. While this isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when the term beauty comes up, inner beauty can play just as an important role in how beautiful a person appears as outer beauty does.
Inner beauty refers to the characteristics and features that make a person beautiful on the inside. There features go beyond the amount of makeup a person is wearing, how much jewelry they have or even how done up their hair is.
These features are about bringing out the true personality of the person and can really have a major impact on how a person is viewed by themselves and those surrounding them. Inner beauty isn’t something that can be learned quickly or enhanced overnight. Inner beauty takes time to develop through personal assessments, personal exploration and life lessons.
It might be surprising but
You can often hear it said, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This very common expression may sound objective, but in truth it has an underlying connotation that your beauty depends on other people’s opinions.
Isn’t it better to say, “beauty lies within you.” Because it does. What you think of yourself can easily reflect on how you feel and what you really are. The mind is more powerful than you think. It has a huge influence on your entire being. If you keep on believing that you are not beautiful, then your mind will plant negative messages such as:
Don’t bother to make an effort because you’re naturally ugly.
You’ll never be beautiful.
No one will like you.
So many other people are more beautiful than you.
And eventually you will feel discouraged and feel that efforts to make yourself look more beautiful are futile anyway. Thankfully, you can combat these negative thoughts with positive thoughts on beauty such as:
I am naturally beautiful.
My beauty lies both inside and out.
I am unique, therefore I am beautiful.
Subliminal messages can also help you deal with the specific problems you’re having. Here are the different ways subliminal messages can make you feel,
Often, when we talk about beauty, our brain cells unconditionally tend to imagine and portray a picture of young Women. This is a very common and natural thought process. However, this is really untrue. Beauty is deep and beyond gender! Beauty means not only the outer surface appearance of someone, but also who they are inside and how they portray themselves on a day-to-day basis. Beauty comes from Inside-out rather from outside-in.
To me beauty means standing for your unique qualities and being yourselves. Beauty is the reflection of joy within oneself. Beauty is probably an intangible feeling and pleasure we receive when we look at and admire, endless green mountains, spending quality time with someone special, extending help to others, doing what we like to do and much more.
When I think of Beauty, I think of my Parent and Grandparent. The unconditional love, warm protection, and endless care they shower are beyond explanation! Another example: Mother Teresa – who for over 45 years ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, first throughout India and then in other countries.
Having said this, the below poem is an attempt to uncover what beauty really means:
Beauty is The Promise
We keep rising from a
With the move to go green picking up steam, this is leading to many people choosing to go green with their personal skincare as much as possible and as much as they can get away with. Although there are many substitutes for chemicals in nature that are better for skin, some of the many chemicals used for conditions such as wrinkles do not have a natural substitute. Besides wrinkle treatment, there are many homemade beauty tips to implement for natural beauty that will still help you to prevent premature aging.
Taking care of your skin is one of the best things you can do for yourself and finding beauty tips that will work the best for you and your skin is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself and you will reap the benefits. Homemade beauty tips are really not that complicated and will allow you to have a personal hand in the products that you place on your skin as well as beauty foods that you eat to take care of your skin and body from the inside out.
The first step to implementing a beauty regimen is to determine the type of skin that you have. The
Beauty is truth’s smile
when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
Beauty is in the ideal of perfect harmony
which is in the universal being;
truth the perfect comprehension of the universal mind.
— Rabindranath Tagore
The entire concept of real beauty can be hard to define, despite being a well-known term. Everyone has their own opinions about what constitutes real beauty. One way to think about it is to consider what makes you smile in such a radiant way that it attracts people to want to be in your presence. Ideal beauty is that which is admired or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture for perfection.
Just like Audrey Hepburn’s iconic quote:
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
There would be hardly any person who would not like to look beautiful. Over a period of time beauty slowly fades away owing to age and what’s left are signs of aging.
The title of this article probably allows your thoughts to immediately travel to a person who to you is attractive and appealing-someone you feel has pleasing features and good looks. Obviously you are thinking of the outward appearance of that individual because that is what we see initially when we meet or greet someone – it’s only natural we would focus on their outward presence – and most often we refer to a woman in this context. But the interesting thing is that what one person considers beautiful could be different from what another person thinks is beautiful. Remember that old saying: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? It is certainly a truth as we each see beauty differently according to our own standard. But there is a general perception, a “standard” so to speak, that society adheres to as well.
We know that the world, and probably most, if not all of you reading this right now, feel how you look is important. It’s probably important enough that you make sure to get your hair cut and shampoo it regularly, shop for the perfect clothing for you, purchase beauty and skin care products to look and smell your
What makes a landscape beautiful? That’s a really difficult question to answer because, well, there is no definitive answer. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. In other words, we are the judges and we individually decide whether we find something beautiful or not. One person may find a particular scene beautiful, astounding and captivating, while another may find it dull, bland and boring. It’s up to us to decide.
What is beauty?
Beauty is different things to different people. Some people think chaos is beautiful, while others find beauty in order. For example, some people find undisturbed forests beautiful, while others see beauty in a neat and orderly garden. It’s generally agreed that beauty is something that inspires a range of feelings, such as creativity and thought in the viewer. Some people just think beauty is anything that looks nice or pleasant.
It’ll hit you
When you see a landscape, you should know right away whether you find it beautiful or not. Beauty is something that astounds us and leaves a lasting impression on people. It’s for this reason that artists usually choose a landscape they find beautiful and not just any old landscape. If they find a particular
Who wouldn’t want to be beautiful? What is beauty? Perhaps, we have all given these questions consideration at one time or another. I would opt to be beautiful if given the choice. Based upon some of my observations of standard beauty, I know it would give me a competitive edge as would youth. I have followed a beautiful woman around all day, many days, to see what it is like to be praised and admired by those people a beautiful woman meets. I have observed others in order to learn about the pros and cons of having an attractive appearance.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Anyone could potentially be beautiful according to another person. Some people prefer blondes. Others prefer tanned skin. Even others prefer tall people. Everyone has his own preferences; yet, there are some people who have facial and body proportions that are considered beautiful by the majority. Those people who tend to fall into the category of standard beauty tend to get a lot of extra attention throughout the day.
The attention given to a beautiful woman is that of having all eyes on her and that of receiving many compliments. People will talk to her
While shopping at one of my favorite boutiques, I ran across this adorable little trinket that had a modest inscription on it that read: “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”. The timing was perfect for me to receive this message because I had just recently decided to end a long-term friendship that had become severely dysfunctional and was weighing me down emotionally. Like most people who experience an end to a long-term friendship, whether it was a positive experience or not, the finality of the split left me feeling relieved and out of sorts all at the same time. Feeling beautiful was probably the last thing on my mind at the time because the “friendship” had become so offensive to my psyche. It felt like an all-out assault to my spirit in an attempt to systematically convince me that I had nothing to offer. Yet, when I read the caption on the little ornament that day in the boutique, it spoke to me in a way that I cannot describe. I felt like my soul had just awakened by a fierce inspiration! I thought how wonderful it would be if each of us could feel the same reassurance that I
The probe of human mind has marked every inch of success but the art of drawing parallels for what beauty is, has remained a great mystery. For some philosophers, beauty is the degree of attraction and admiration, provoked in an observer. But it is argued that the same beauty does not affect everyone the same way. It varies dramatically. A few think thanks have defined it as a degree of perfection, but perfection in one field may not be of any interest to an observer. So beauty is very difficult to explain fully, but it may be said that it is a game of comparison. Suppose there is only one woman in the world, now question is whether she is beautiful or not. The answer unambiguously is that you can’t say anything because you don’t have another woman to compare with.
But sailing beyond the ocean of imagination, one realizes that there is a factor that determines the degree of beauty, i.e. a personal dictionary, which translates the mortals and assigns degree of beauty. The holy words of human history will peep out from the gale of truth and will strongly proclaim that Juliet was a goddess for a Romeo a
Beauty is Infinite, Beauty is Health, Beauty is Truth, Beauty is Power
What is the Personal Power of Beauty?
Beauty is the power of radiance, and your personal beauty has the power to illuminate your world to a more radiant and bountiful experience. There is abundance, joy, passion, sensuality and pleasure to be had in your beautiful life, and working with your personal power of beauty is a strategy for claiming even more. Your personal power of beauty is a treasure to behold, a way to be bold and a powerful journey for you to unfold. Beneath the surface of your skin is the story of your beauty, and this is the story that is meant to be told.
The personal power of beauty is a magical tool that enhances all aspects of your existence to a more majestic and magnificent experience. Beauty is the source of your personal magic; it is the essence of who you are, it connects you to others and to the plenty of this planet.
What is beauty? Where does it come from? Who has it?
When you think of beauty is it something you know you have within you? Or does beauty seem like something elusive and outside
Can one know what true beauty and goodness are? Is there an objectivity to these attributes, or are they merely what one perceives them to be? Let us focus on what God has created women to be and what society tells them to be. Does the truth lie in women being successful career women to the exclusion of their own feminine nature; in being dependent on the admiration of others for their self-worth; or in their being mere physical objects of pleasure? Or are they called to find the truth of their dignity in the model of Mary, Virgin Mother of God, who reflects and participates in the Divine Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of which all creation is called to reflect and share in?
The question of truth, beauty, and goodness is one that has intrigued men for centuries. The pagan philosophers seek to identify that which is True, Good, and Beautiful. For the Christian, however, there can be no other answer than that which affirms that the Triune God is the True, the Beautiful, and the Good. By His very essence God is all three. Everything else is so only by participation. We can know this because God has chosen
Beauty is one of the most difficult term to define yet one of the easiest terms to understand. We all know what is beautiful and what is not. It does not take a second for a person to say if a girl, a child, a man , a place, a song or a poem is beautiful or not. Yet we hardly know why it is beautiful. All we know is that we like beautiful things and feel good when we see or hear something beautiful.
Random House dictionary, defines “beauty” as a characteristic present in a person, place, object or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning or satisfaction to the mind or to the eyes, arising from sensory manifestations such as a shape, color, personality, sound, design or rhythm.
Yet no one knows, what are these characteristics that make a thing beautiful? Since beauty is based on the perception of the person, it is often said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty is also considered to be only skin deep which means that beauty is superficial and it lacks any substance.
The opposite of beauty is ugly i.e. what gives us a bad feeling. When we
Beauty is a phenomenal concept which is as old as mankind. Yet, it is a concept which is very misunderstood. Different individuals listen to such diverse views of what beauty entails that quite a number end up confused, frustrated and frankly give up. If someone were to walk right up to you and asked you to define beauty; what would you say? Would you start describing a cover model you saw in one of the popular magazines, or colors of the rainbow? Or would you consider a soft melodious piece of music or even a romantic verse from a lover? All these can be defined within the concept of beauty but one thing that is clear, there is no definite definition of beauty. Beauty is something abstract and intangible. It is something about something. This something about something will vary from individual to individual. A popular definition of beauty is that it is a characteristic about something that gives a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction. Therefore for beauty to be perceived, it must stimulate the senses to evoke a feeling of joy, pleasure and satisfaction. From this definition, the judge of what’s beautiful is the person who receives or fails
On the different theories of beauty and the role of perception in the judgment of beauty.
The psychology of beauty is complex not just because the concept of beauty is as yet undefined but also because it is largely true that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder or how individuals perceive other people or things. Beauty can be attributed to everything that appeals to our senses and all objects that are compatible with our personal preferences. Beauty as we perceive it is largely a projection of our needs and beautiful objects or persons simply cater to our idealizations or fancies and reflect our natural need to relate to all that is appealing. Human beings are controlled by the senses and we tend to repeat processes or experiences that appeal to the senses, that are harmonious and have structure and form. Beauty appeals to our sense of sight so there is a preference for repeating the experience of beauty.
But how do we perceive beauty and why are some people or objects considered more beautiful than some others? Psychological tests have considered symmetry and proportion as extremely important in the perception of beauty. Beauty is also more holistic than specific as
As I look out into the world, I see so much to be grateful for. Surrounded by beauty, I am left in no doubt that we live in a spirit filled world that is becoming more authentic in the beauty that it is able to appreciate. For so long we have come to define beauty on a superficial level, but as we grow, so will our ability to appreciate beauty grow within us.
With this, understand that only can we recognize and appreciate what is truly beautiful when we have unified with the essence of our own beauty within ourselves. So many struggle to find the beauty in the world when they look outside. Fearful of what they will encounter, they see a world filled with anger, hostility and ugliness, and because this is what they see, this is what becomes real for them, and they continue to live as their self fulfilling prophecy would have it be.
Neglecting their own beauty, they have swallowed a nightmare pill which alters dramatically the world in which they see. Turning away from the spirit, they have chosen to embrace the ego, which sees things always in a distorted light. With power and strength to