What Does "Beautiful" Mean to You?

"Beautiful" is an adjective...and all adjectives are not only subjective, but relative terms. I hate people who try and characterize beauty. How can you try and put down parameters for something so fluid, so natural? I truly believe it's easy to find something beautiful about each person. The problem is that the world is so obsessed with laws...it has decided to put down laws for beauty as well. And make them rigid. Well, I challenge that. Who says straight noses look good? Who says acne is ugly? Maybe on another planet, in other world, acne is a sign of maturity and therefore a characteristic of beauty. Maybe on another planet, plump people are beautiful, because they have found something they enjoy (food). Perhaps there are others who think bald people are unbelievably attractive. According to me, everybody needs to open up their minds and soften up their rigid ideas...maybe they will find more beauty in life. Of course, this is just about beauty in terms of physical characteristics. But who says beauty is a physical quantity? How can we take something that is in itself intangible, and define it by tangible means? I think it's despicable, and I sincerely believe we need to feel beauty along with looking for it.

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1 Response Oct 20, 2008

The older I get, the more beautiful people I see. I'd like to think that it's due to me becoming more mature, and having a greater appreciation of an individual's unique qualities. Sometimes I wonder if my standards are getting lower as I get older. <br />
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Thanks for a thought provoking post.