The Definition of Beauty
As with any other concept, the definition of beauty can change over time. It was once a sign of wealth to be plump, but that was soon abandoned in the wake of “heroin chic” waifs. Then there was the craze for the Kardashian-esque, “perfect” body, and the rational understanding of beauty that seeks to reduce its essence to a model or formula. Yet, there are still a few key aspects of beauty that have remained constant, and we should always strive to keep an open mind and consider the origins of our notions.
Beauty is a combination of qualities that please the sight and aesthetic senses. There is no one type of beauty; it is an individual’s sense of self-expression and confidence. In our society, however, we are more focused on physical beauty than ever before. A woman’s height, weight, skin tone, and acne problems are all factors that can make her look less than perfect. The concept of beauty can be confusing for women who are concerned about their looks.
In general, beauty can be viewed in two ways: objective and subjective. It is the emotional response of observers that determines whether a certain item or object is beautiful. It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and is a subjective experience. The ability to appreciate beauty is often described as a’sense of taste.’ Thankfully, the opinions of experts are fairly common. That said, it is still important to remember that there are other criteria that may influence what you consider a “beautiful” item.