What is Beauty?
A question for which there is no tactile answer till date. Beauty according to me is a feeling which leaves the viewer or the one who is experiencing it mesmerized. It is the excitement which one gets at the sight of a field of flowers or it is the admiration of something that is visually appealing to the eyes. It is the song, which brings joy to the ears as well as to the heart.
The Modern Definition of Beauty
Today’s generation has taken beauty to an altogether different level. Sadly for the generation beauty is just the outer appearance of the body. It is an outward compilation of fancy clothes, expensive adoration and all. Everyone has pancaked their identities and soul with the layers and masks of what they call as beautifying the body. We scrutinize ourselves, look in the mirror, fretting and then hoping to change or enhance things about ourselves.
Every individual is so inclined towards beauty, but have you ever pondered as to what makes someone or something beautiful?
In reality; beauty is an unfading asset every one of us has got which comes from within us. It is the beauty of the soul which makes an individual loved and accepted and praised by all and above all. Beauty is something which is experienced through an individual’s personal character. It is certainly the quality of the combined qualities imbibed in an individual which gives utmost pleasure to all the senses and soothes the mind and soul.
Human is always on the quest to find the secrets of beauty. And in order to attain so, the entire species has spent a lot of their time, energy as well as income with the sole purpose of beautifying themselves and enhancing their looks.
The sad truth is that today man is giving a much weight to the outer beauty of an individual than the inner one. But, the fact is that the outer beauty is just a temporary layer we all have got, which shreds with time and age. While on the contrary, the inner beauty of an individual remains untouched and is everlasting; it’s the inner beauty of the soul which makes someone beautiful which a forever lasting impact of its beauty on others.
The inner beauty of the person lets him light up the room just by his presence irrespective of his appearance. Inner beauty is a permanently carved quality of an individual which makes the person more trustworthy, approachable and interesting. Also, the person is more confident and makes his self-worth noticeable which sadly the outer beauty can’t do.
In order to be beautiful, one just needs to believe that he is beautiful. Just love yourself and be yourself. The infamous saying ‘beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’ definitely holds the ground as for every individual the parameters for what is beautiful and what is not are different. One needs to be authentic, honest and be their individual selves and not mask behind the parameters set by someone else.
The beauty is the soul is an everlasting affair. Age just becomes a number and you stay forever beautiful.
“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.”
― Salma Hayek
Written By: Somdutta Das