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Defining Beauty from interviews

Over the past week  I spent time asking anyone I came into contact with what beauty is and if everyone is beautiful. The results surprised me. When asked what beauty is majority said something along the lines, “Beauty is more than what is on the outside. In order to be beautiful you must have a great personality.” They also said, “You must also be physically beautiful along with the personality to be beautiful.” This didn’t surprise me at all because today you are not only expected to look good but also have the right personality, not too cocky now. Some people mentioned that in order to be beautiful you must be smart, or have a great spirit, or be in tune with your emotions.

When I asked if everyone is beautiful, I expected to get a unanimous yes and some sort of explanation that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and/or that we are all beautiful. Majority said that we all aren’t beautiful. When asked to explain why they said no they gave reasons like: “if you are physically beautiful and have a bad attitude you are ugly. You don’t have any good traits. You must be kind and beautiful.”

My conclusion, not everyone can be beautiful sorry folks. If everyone is beautiful than it loses the value behind being beautiful. No you don’t have to be physically attractive to be beautiful. I think there must be something about the aroma within you that makes you beautiful. Overall I think natural beauty found on earth at the highest peaks or deepest oceans or even stary nights is beautiful. Those are things I could stare at each day and wonder how did that become.

“Nature didn’t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.”

–Scot Westerfeld

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