As the words of Confucius, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” (Levin, 2013). In other words, if society define the meaning of beauty or said one thing is beautiful does not mean it is correct. Everyone have they own define of beauty and it depend on themselves. Besides, there are many theory of beauty that have great influence in our society. However, the most influence of theory does not mean it is right unless we accept and let it be.
Inner and Outer Beauty As Confucius once stated, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it”. We can find beauty in everything, in the eyes of the person we love, in the ways that nature works its magic or in the magnificence of a landscape. Although, when it comes to people, we are always asking ourselves if it is more important to consider their inner or outer beauty; nowadays, that choice seems to be inevitable. However, beauty is a powerful and wonderful force; hence, it cannot be limited to just one of those two. What Confucius meant is that beauty is a subjective matter, what is alluring to an individual could be irrelevant to another.
Correspondingly, the excessive amount of happiness may suppress the appreciation for other feelings. Many people hide their true emotions with a facade of happiness. They feel as though being happy is better than letting any other feelings come to the surface. This is not to say that all positive emotions or happiness is to be omitted from your feelings. According to Susan David, she wants people to keep “the pursuit of happiness in perspective,” but she also wants people to see “negative emotions in a new and more accepting light,” (Don’t Worry Be Gloomy).
Our world without these beautiful objects would be completely different. Maybe even our lives would be a little bit worse then they are right now. I believe that beauty matters, for us and for this world. We should not forget about the value and impact it has on our daily life. The document by Scruton “Why beauty matters?” raise a subject which is really important right now.
Beauty & Desire Firstly, if something is considered good, it does not mean that it is beautiful or that there is a desire for it. As Umberto Eco states, we can enjoy something for what it is and not desire it. Therefore, beauty and the good are subjective, clarifying that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, a term coined by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford in her text Molly Bawn from 1878. However, an individual’s cultural standards have an influence on their perceptions of beauty. For example, an
The importance of Wuji (non-self), Wugong (not to claim credits for oneself, not be desired for wealth and status) and Wuming (get rid of desire, be it tangible or intangible) is emphasized in Zhuangzi, with a view to condemning those who live with greed and vanity. Same with Zhuangzi, Laozi suggests that everything co-exists, only when there are ugly things, evil deeds and difficulty do beauty, good deeds and easiness
“Beauty: The quality of being physically attractive” (merriam-webster.com) There is a saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". That being stated, what one individual considers beautiful may not be beautiful to another. When I define the word beauty, my mind varies far away from its denotation. In my opinion beauty is not something that can be observed, beauty is held within the soul it lays. True beauty will give insight of something unique beyond just the outward appearance.
Physical Beauty In a perfect world, inner beauty would be the only thing that was considered important about a person, while their physical appearance would just be something a part of them that wouldn’t determine a person’s character. However, this is not the case, this isn’t a perfect world. The perception of beauty has always been shown that it only involved outward appearance, yet that sounds ignorant so people tend to announce that inward beauty is what matters most, when it’s not actually the first thing that is thought in someone’s mind when meeting someone new. Communties worldwide have always been corrupted with the thought of the better the physical appearance give the better advantages, which is hardly false in today’s society. Therefore, the modern society has formulated a culture in which physical appearance is a more compelling attribute rather than inner beauty.. From the moment a person is born they are taught to see with their eyes, as it is one of the natural things for most humans.
Contrary to popular belief, beauty is not a trivial invention of human society. Although the demand for this is not as immediate and imposing as with food, the fundamental desire for beauty is nonetheless a central human characteristic of our being human. Unfortunately, the immediacy of hunger and thirst (food) reduces the desire for beauty into something that is secondary and banal. This should not be the case because undermining an innate human entity such as beauty and the desire for it, regardless of its place in the hierarchy of needs, inhibits the fulfillment of a human’s maximum potential. Despite the varying definitions of what is deemed ‘beautiful,’ which depends on the nature of a society, it is the instinctive nature of every human to lodge themselves unto something or someone that they find attractive.
Some of you may be too preoccupied when it come to putting on makeup and doing your hair that you tend to forget character is much more important than that. So here are some secrets that you need to know when it comes to staying young and beautiful both in and out. Surround Yourself with People Who Makes You Happy Being with the people who loves you, cares about you and appreciate you, will definitely make a huge impact on the happiness level of your life. Being with them makes you feel at ease that