Physical appearance and virtue
People give more importance to physical appearence
Our perception, makes beautiful things look more beautiful!
Beauty, in my opinion, can be categorised into ‘Appearance’ & ‘Virtue’.
A majority of us reach a conclusion based on a person’s appearance. As a result, virtues are ignored. Only a few consider looking deep into a person’s virtue, keeping appearance aside. Cosmetics and make-up bloggers today play a vital role in defining beauty. Make-up can change the way someone looks. In addition to this, we have various applications now on our mobile phones which highlight and enhance beauty, making us look flawless.
When I see this today, I keep imagining the past women from the 1700s till the 1900s. Beauty was not defined by social media posts back then.
Today, some women are considered naturally beautiful, and the rest look attractive and appealing through various means now available in the market to fit into the so-called ‘beauty standards’.
But here, I keep wondering where our perception of beauty is really heading too? Because in my opinion, “Perception of quality is affected by opinions, experiences, appearances, recommendations, comparative analysis, usefulness, appeal, utility and many other things which is an individualistic choice”.
When we see someone pretty on a magazine cover, there can be alterations to make the image look pretty, so I automatically assume that what I see is a more stunning version of reality.
I think most people today are aware that most images we see around are retouched and don’t represent reality. I personally believe that the media nowadays edits too much stuff.
To me, it seems like everything human is gone now. They seem unreachable and their ‘beauty’ unachievable, harming people’s psyche.
I look up to people that are real and admit to having flaws. This makes them so much more human and relatable.
Usually, the rich can appear ‘beautiful’ due to cosmetics and things they can afford to fit society’s perception of beauty.
Rigorous advertisements for staying fit also give people a complex belief that losing weight will help them look beautiful.
But here, health has to supersede beauty. It is essential to be healthy above anything else.
I believe everyone is beautiful, but not everyone sees it. It is indeed said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Our perception makes beautiful things look more beautiful. For me, a person is ten times more attractive, not by their looks but by their acts of kindness, love, respect, honesty, and loyalty.