Four Factors That Define Beauty on the Social Media
The term “Beauty” is typically defined as a subjective quality of objects that makes those objects pleasant to see. These objects could be sunsets, landscapes, beautiful humans and artistic works of art. Beauty, along with art and psychology, is possibly the most important subject of aesthetician philosophy, one of the most influential branches of psychology. Aesthetic philosophers debate the definitions and meaning of beauty in light of cultural diversity, class and differences in gender. It is argued that beauty varies depending on culture and that beauty is influenced by personal valuation of appearance.
In this article I will outline four factors that affect the definition of beauty in terms of the social media. Firstly, beauty is often defined as the mental state or the “inner beauty” or “identity beauty”. From an emotional perspective, we feel more attracted towards others with similarities to us, for example children and elderly people are very often physically attractive, while not physically attractive teenagers and/or athletes are deemed more attractive on a psychological level. Secondly, beauty is subjective, meaning that what is aesthetically pleasing to one person is not necessarily attractive to another. Lastly, beauty is influenced by societal expectations, for example beauty on the runways is deemed more desirable than beauty in the countryside.
The first factor, societal expectations, can be overcome by learning to love yourself and accept your body shape. Everyone deserves to be as beautiful as they are, so learn to love your curves, your skin and your hair. The second factor, individualism, can be countered by building inner confidence and self-esteem by embracing your uniqueness. Finally, we should define beauty on a skin deep level by understanding that everyone has a different facial structure and body shape, because every face and body frame is unique in its shape and composition.