The old statements that beauty is more than skin deep and pretty is as pretty does seem to signify that society ought to look beyond just the pretty face. Look to see deeper and find genuine, REAL beauty. Instead of looking at impermanent painted-on looks, we should look inward to see who the person really is. Inner qualities need to be acknowledged and valued also.
A current modern viewing trend is in watching pretty children on the television shows, featuring beautiful dressed-up kids and featuring pageant clothes. The kids are dressed in beautiful clothes and expected to act accordingly, using their best manners and pretending to be grown up. This expected behavior does not allow them to act like kids or to express what behavioral scientists refer to as age appropriate behavior, actions and speech more fitting for their age.
In order to discover a persons true beauty, they need to include both physical attributes that are temporary at best, and also their innate gifts, which can increase and be maximized all your life. These inner qualities should be encouraged and nurtured in young people especially as they learn to improve themselves in hectic impermanence of everyday life.
An individuals apprehension of beauty should not be solely dependant on appearance, but should also reflect a combination of inner qualities and feelings such as respect, love and appreciation of others and the entire world. Having a profound appreciation of nature arrayed in glorious color and serene harmony cannot help but create a feeling of awe.
Music alone offers a quality of beauty and awe. The sounds of the musical scale and the talented proficiency of the musicians make for a heavenly sound which appeals to its many listeners, musically talented and untalented alike. The charming and relaxing musical pieces have a beautiful quality all their own.
Beauty in the world must be measured by feelings and thoughts; there is no arbitrary measurement for it, despite what others would like us to believe. Whether it is color-based, appearance-based, or amenity-based, it cannot be quantified by a set of general standards. There is no set recipe for it in the world or no pill to be taken to ensure beautiful results.
How then can you take steps to be sure that you are beautiful in the ways you want to be? If taking advantage of the latest clothing style or product will not cut it, how can you make it happen? Examples of how you can begin include caring for yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The truth about beauty is that there is not just one way to be beautiful and not just one way of having it. You must create your own definition. Next, you need to do whatever you need to do to make that come true for you!
Aging is unavoidable, though, the way we take care of ourselves can help us age gracefully. Hair removal, exercise, skin care, hair care and a trip to the beauty salon can all help this process.