Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Beauty has always been a key to unlock many doors, it plays an important role on human relationships. However, the definition of beauty varies from person to person. In this essay, the definition of beauty, the relativity of the understanding of beauty, and the question of wheter beauty is only skin deep or not will be argued.

Beauty, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “The quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” (1) Humans have different kind of appreciating beauty. That is why, important questions, on which scientists have been working, come up in front of people: “Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, and is it only skin-deep?” This saying (eyes of the beholder) first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. (2) This issue will be discussed in the following paragraph. The other will be mentioned after that.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that each person sees things differently. Someone or something that one finds beautiful, another person does not. That is why, beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. As to skin-deep, beauty is not only skin-deep.

Beauty is something subjective. It depends on the personality, the country one lives and the culture she or he lives. By deciding for yourself what you consider beautiful, can be defined as “delighting the sense sor emotional admiration”. For example, if one looks at a painting and says “I like the colors and impression that it gave to me”, then it is obvious that he or she finds it beautiful. If one looks at another painting and says “What is this Picture about? It is nonsense.”, then it might not be beautiful to the person. That is why, beautiful or the state of being beautiful is totally subjective. It means, humans have...
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