Beauty; What is it?

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I imagine that every young woman, at some point in her life, will look into a mirror and pick apart her looks. She will inevitably be disappointed in what she sees. Maybe her hair is too straight, her teeth too yellow, or her skin not quite clear enough. For some reason, beauty seems to be overly important in modern society. I am curious as to the meaning of beautiful, in the physical sense; the word that hangs over every females mind when she wakes up and gets ready for the day. What is beauty? Who determines what is beautiful? Can and should a person enhance their beauty?
The word beautiful is defined as, “Having qualities of beauty; generally pleasing.” From this, we can determine that if something is enjoyable, it is beautiful. What physical features are “enjoyable”? What things cause joy when they are seen? Symmetry is known as the beautiful proportion. It is defined as, “The quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.” Essentially, if both sides of your face are equal, they are beautiful. A study completed by journal Vision Research...
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