Capturing the True Essence of Beauty The familiar proverb “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” consciously states that there is no set definition for what is considered beautiful. If, for example, one were to examine what was noted as “beautiful” over time, the majority of people –both male and female- would be thoroughly astonished. In a country where a full one-third of the population is Black, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latina, the serious underrepresentation of women of color in media is disturbing. To think this doesn’t have a negative effect on females who rarely see images of their own races depicted in a positive manner is insane. So what does it mean to be beautiful? Since there is no one absolute definition, comprehending the concept of beauty lies in understanding that it is far more than physical appearance. Furthermore, the definition of beauty should be redefined to be more all-encompassing of characteristics and personality. Although many people think that they can look at a person and determine if they are “beautiful” or not, beauty is far from skin deep. Beauty is less of what the person looks like and more of the characteristics that they bear. Confidence is one component of beauty that goes beyond the dictionary definition. The word confidence is often misconstrued and is viewed as arrogance. However, it can be a beautiful thing; it is a quality that not everyone has the power to possess. A confident person can easily overcome the hurdles of life to influence others with their positive attitude and impressive personality. They believe in theirself, do what they feel is right and are never afraid of failure. Beauty is confidence. It allows self-esteem to heighten, and grants the person more positive thinking in their view of life. Confidence in oneself is needed to reveal the true beauty in every person. Kahlil Gibran once said that “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart”. One’s personality can enhance or negatively impact what other people think about them. Personality is the combination of characteristics that form an individual’s distinctive character; it is an important contribution that assists in further defining one’s beauty. One that isn’t physically attractive -but carries a positive attitude and self-confidence- is much more beautiful than a breath-taking beauty with a bad attitude and low self-esteem. It allows others the opportunity to connect to and be motivated through a person. Those with embracing personalities have the unique ability to bond and communicate with all types of crowds. Since beauty is "in the eye of the beholder" that subjective eye of physical attraction can (and is) easily influenced by personality. What is displayed from the inside is usually a deciding factor of how beautiful someone looks on the outside. When a typical young dark-skinned girl watches TV she will not see many people that look like her. She will, every so often, be reminded that she is beautiful and will grow up to hate herself and her skin color. Even in music there is a certain perception of beauty that doesn’t necessarily reflect reality. The restricted definition of beauty often causes this self-hatred in young girls because in order to be “beautiful” in American society one has to look a certain way. Standards of beauty have changed over time, based on changing cultural values. Historically, paintings show a wide range of different standards for beauty. However, humans who are relatively young, with smooth skin, well-proportioned bodies, and regular features, have traditionally been considered the most beautiful throughout history. How fair is it to tell a girl that she isn’t beautiful simply because she doesn’t necessarily look like what she sees on TV? That is why it is important to broaden the definition of beauty. Outer beauty seems to have quite a strong influence on the first impression an…
What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs
Through his short story “The Chrysanthemums,” John Steinbeck shows the importance of making a woman feel important and loved. He illustrates this
point by describing how Elisa Allen responds to two different men in the story: One, her husband, and the other, a complete stranger. Elisa responds to each of them, relative to the way she is treated by
them. Her husband treats her with indifference and mockery…
FOUNDATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT THOUGHT
“What is important about any philosophy is not what is explains, but what it assumes”. Discuss this question critically and provide examples of assumptions which underpin Machiavellian & Platonic philosophies.
In this paper I will discuss the assumptions which underpin Machiavellian & Platonic philosophies in reference to The Republic and The Prince. My position is that both Machiavallian and Plantonic philosophies make assumptions in exemplifying…
the veil; in the picture it shows a sad facial expression and her opinion of the veil with items around her. There being many ways to show advertisement and in this case the little things count, just from that picture you would consider she is unsure what the veil is actually for and find out things she relate the veil with. Persuasive advertisement happens so much that we barely realize it; just like in one of the scenes from Satrapi’s graphic novel her mother was demonstration and didn’t realize she…
1 Distant looming Future, what will you bring
2 Trapped by mundane, happiness lost to me
3 Upon my left hand, will there be a ring
4 Held back by young hands, grasping at my knee.
5 Tell me Future; what do you have in store
6 Long nights studying, will I have to face
7 Chances for failure behind every door
8 Growing and changing, might I find my place?
9 Tomorrow, Future, how will you surprise
10 So little time before graduation
11 Most days I don’t want to open my eyes…
What is an Essay?
Essays come in all shapes and forms. For example, different types of essays include expository, narrative, and persuasive. We all realize that essays come into our lives at one point or another. The purpose of essays are to help us establish ideas and concepts to further our academic growth. Through research you make yourself an expert at these topics and make yourself an expert in these topics. All essays have three things in common; an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion…
origins. So, he tried to ask questions from his mother who “never deliberately explained to me her past, but I learned anyway” (23). She told him “over and over again of her encounter with the creature [a soucouyant]” (136). A soucouyant according to what is written in the back cover of the book is “an evil spirit in Caribbean folklore”. The narrator wishes to confirm this encounter but “Mother never explained any of this to me” (136). The narration is interspersed with bits and pieces of the mother’s…
What is Anthropology and what are the Major Subfields?
When the question of what is Anthropology is raised amongst most individuals, the answer can sometimes be one that is unquestionably vague as Anthropology varies in different subfields. Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present to understand the complexity of various cultures. In addition, Anthropology builds upon knowledge from social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. Anthropology consists…
3 October 2013
It was a frigid Friday night in the winter. The cold front came in after a few days of muggy and endless rains. It was a week that seemed endless, as the anticipation of what was to come Friday night was in the back of my friend, Matthew’s and my mind all week long. That Friday night was the all-known, annual Winter Bash. This was one of the most known and popular parties to attend every year. To maintain any sort of social status as a teenager…
the past sex to 12 months, there has been a significant increase in customer awareness and utilization of hotel programs
Mariott customer loyalty
Marriott has long been preferred by customers because of our reputation for knowing what they want and need. Marriott Rewards significantly contributes to our ability to build brand preference by allowing us to capture and analyze a high volume of customer data. This valuable information is then used to perfect our marketing efforts aimed…