This One’s for all The Beautiful People

01.02.2016 – Day 61

This One’s for all The Beautiful People

beauty

I make a real effort to see beyond the superficial concept of “beauty” when I meet and get to know people. Do you?

In this society it can be extremely difficult because media and fashion bombard us with consummate examples of physical beauty. Online dating sites and apps like Tinder have us assessing hundreds of people’s attractiveness in a matter of moments. Our TV screens invite hundreds of “beautiful” people into our living rooms daily.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind Shemar Moore, Nathan Fillion or Mariska Hargitay popping in to my lounge room each week. but it’s when I meet people in person, that my assessment of “beauty” changes. I truly believe that a person who isn’t “beautiful” according to society’s standards, can become wonderfully attractive based on what they do and how they act. Conversely, I can look back at experience after experience where incredibly physically attractive people got my attention and then after opening their mouths they became ugly in my eyes – men and women alike. Their physical good looks are easily overshadowed by self absorption, ego, or by showing an unattractive mean spirited, judgemental, or vindictive personality.

They say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. What is your definition of beauty? What constitutes a “beautiful” person to you?

Please share your thoughts in the comments, as I suspect, they may be as individual as we are.

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