Laura Tambre Bryant
One Love: Marley, Language, and Learning Reflection 3
Why do Most Humans Seek Beauty?
Why most humans seek beauty is as interesting as it is deep. In order to contemplate why most humans seek beauty, I had to look at what is “beauty”. To ask what is beauty, I had to look where beauty can be found. After reflecting on this very question, I found in my thinking that beauty could be found in every single thing that exists, by at least someone. Not only on a physical plane but also on a non-physical plane. Could I be so bold as to say that beauty is what people refer to as God, or all that is, and that people seek God or “beauty” to find meaning or verification of their very existence? Although many can agree on certain things as being beautiful, beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. If what is beautiful to one may not be beautiful to another then beauty can be described as an opinion. One can have an opinion and another can agree, however, both are opinion. So what is beauty? How and why do humans seek beauty? If I can easily come to a conclusion that beauty is as individual as we are human. Then I had to ask myself how do we experience beauty. Is it experienced through our sense of sight? We experience a beach, or mountain as being a beautiful thing we are looking at. Yet the answer is not so simple. Why is that beach or mountain beautiful? What about the things that happen to us that can be just as beautiful? I think that when we experience beauty, we experience beauty through all of our senses based on the meaning we put behind our thinking of its beauty. Does this mean that people seek out that which is meaningful to them and find that beautiful? In the book “Catch a Fire”, a biography on the life of Bob Marley by Timothy White, I found examples of my thinking. After Bob Marley recorded and released his first song, he spent most of his wages playing his song for three weeks in a local jukebox until the...
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