Monday, October 28, 2013

The Concept of Beauty

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But, who is the beholder? That is something that I used to question a lot. The concept of beauty is something that is very vague and subjective. One may be beautiful in the eye of one but isn't truly beautiful in the eye of another. There is no universal concept of beauty. Therefore, as I believe, beauty is something that can never be defined. But of course, Merriam & Webster has its own definition (for reference purposes, perhaps?). So, what really is beauty?

According to the dictionary, beauty is defined as something that is pleasing or appealing to the senses. It is an adjective used to describe something or someone that the senses find pleasurable. I think the color pink is a beautiful color because it pleases my eyes. I can say that Kpop is a beautiful genre of music because it pleases my ears. However, note that the way I described the things I find beautiful uses possessive pronouns. That is because these are my preferences and nobody else's. Not everyone will have the same thoughts and express the same opinions as I do. We all have our own preferences and we all have our own form of judgement when it comes to beauty.