Beauty Essay: What Is Beauty?

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What is Beauty? Beauty is the innate ability all things possess to inspire a sense of admiration and awe. Society today has a skewed up sense of what beauty actually is. Many believe it is all how the person or thing looks, they think it is about the looks of a person or their physical features. Beauty is beyond the physical state. Webster’s dictionary defines beauty as “an assemblage of graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the æsthetic faculty, or the moral sense”, but beauty cannot be summed up by one source, beauty is what is all around. People in today’s society think beauty is about physical beauty. Take a person that has alluring physical attributes and look on the inside and upon the heart and you may…show more content…
Celebrities are constantly bashed on magazines and news by the way they look physically, but what they do not see is that it is way more than how fit someone is, or how many wrinkles they have or do not have on their face. There is a plethora of examples throughout the world where only physical beauty matters. Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic philosopher, has a famous quote, “That which is being seen, pleases” while this man’s sense of beauty is only skin deep, the true sense is apparent all around. Thomas emulates society’s superficial view on beauty. Beauty is truly everywhere one looks and in all aspects of their lives if they just take the time to look. Thomas is missing a big part of information he should have put in this quote. Beauty is something that exists even if you are too blind to see, deaf to hear, numb to feel. All things have an unbreakable ability to possess beauty, for what one may not see, another may admire and love. For example, a child’s drawing may be trash to one but to their mother is a beloved and treasured piece of art. In the book, “The Abolition of Men”, Lewis refers to…show more content…
The answer is yes, beauty is universal because beauty is in all things, it just may not recognized by all people. If two people listen to the same song one may love it and recognize its beauty while another may hate it, this does not mean that the song is not beautiful because one person does not see its beauty. If something makes a person admire it or love it then by definition it is beautiful because beauty inspires admiration and awe. Others may not see the beauty, yet the object is still beautiful by definition because it still appeared beautiful to someone. Beauty is an unchangeable universal law. All things are equally beautiful because they all have infinite ability to be

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