Beauty – what is real?
- July, 2016
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Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?
The dictionary definition of beauty is “the quality present in a person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind”. As I see it beauty is attraction. The people you are most attracted to are the ones you find most beautiful. How beautiful you are depends on how attractive you are.
So what makes a person attractive. The examples of beauty portrayed in the media and in fashion magazines suggest a particular formula. For women this generally means being 5’8” tall, size 8, perfectly proportioned and totally blemish free due to some very clever photo editing. I know this is total rubbish.
We all know truly attractive and beautiful people in many different shapes and sizes. Variety is in itself very beautiful and pleasing to our human minds. So what is the key? Does a formula exist. I believe that it does and my criteria for true beauty is this:
1. celebrate our differences
2. value what is unique about you
3. focus on the things you like about yourself and emphasise these things
4. accept those things you can not change
People who have really embraced these values have a radiant confidence which is deeply attractive and gives pleasure both to themselves and people around them. These people are truly beautiful.
I vote Helen Mirren over Kim Kardashian any day.
My other beauty role models include: