noun (pl. beauties)
a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight • a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense.
There are many definitions for the word BEAUTY.
We need to move away from, the stereotypical definition: defining a person (often times a female) as a beautiful object.
We view people and things as pleasing on the eyes, an aesthetically pleasing shape, or color …
What if we focus on the qualities that please our intellect & not just our senses?
“Beauty is intelligence.”
The shape of a persons thoughts, their moral compass … whether they are kind, helpful or considerate … these become what we see as Beauty.
Often times it is the outward appearance that draws us to someone or something, and that is the catalyst from which we determine if that is something we are interested in knowing more of.
However you define BEAUTY, try to see it from “outside of the box”.
“… beauty is a label we attach to different sorts of experiences based on a combination of cultural and personal preferences …”
When I ask myself, “ what makes me feel beautiful?” My first response is: the outfit I’m wearing & the accessories.
The clothes, the accessories, the shoes … those are material items that help boost my confidence.
Confidence – that is what makes me feel beautiful.
We are surrounded by attractive things & people everyday. When it comes to defining what makes something beautiful … let’s change our mindset.
- feeling appreciated
- a smile
- feeling relaxed
- how we speak / how we’re spoken to
- good hygiene
- reduce stress
“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”
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