Importance Of Beauty

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What Is Beauty? The word beauty’s first known use was in the 14th century, derived from the Middle English word “beaute”. So what does this word beauty mean? I know you’ve seen it, felt it, as well as debated what exactly it is. Beauty can be a young woman, rushing through a crowded transit station, purse in hand, a tear in her long-legged stockings. It can be a child, bounding through a pile of freshly raked leaves on a New England fall evening, the sun setting against an orange and pink horizon. I’m sure you have even felt its presence in a moment of shared vows, or in the last quiet moments of an elderly loved one. As the writer and artist Kahlil Gibran put it, “We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.” It simply…show more content…
But I also feel there’s much more to what makes up a person’s inner beauty. The importance of the values you learn as you grow will play a major factor in what you become. I believe the quality and closeness of your relationships around you can reflect your inner beauty. The way you love, the compassion you show to others and things around you are all major indicators. There is a quote by Malcolm Forbes that I believe reflects perfectly the idea of inner beauty, “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” (Forbes, Quonation.com) Too often in modern society, we do not place enough emphasis on the importance of inner beauty. In a world where there is so much hate and violence, inner beauty should be appreciated more than ever. Your understanding of your life’s meaning and your place on this planet can all attribute to a better inner beauty for us all. Ultimately, inner beauty can never be too narrowly defined. It is a concept that is different between regions, countries and cultures, just like outer beauty. So, is inner beauty more important than outer? Is there such a way to clearly define the hierarchy of what can be interpreted so differently between each person? Inner beauty is not something that can be observed from far away, but only up close and personally. One interesting fact to point out is that sometimes inner beauty can influence ones perception of another’s outer beauty. Someone whom may not have been too physically attractive at first can become very much so once you get to learn their “inner beauty”. It can heavily influence our sense of outer beauty in a way few other things

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