Is Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder

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Imagine you are walking through the woods on a sunny fall day, during this walk there are many things that might bring you pleasure. Along the way you might hear a bird singing, feel a rock as you hike a path, taste cold water to replenish your thirst, and see many beautiful sights. The person you are walking with may have a total different experience and sense things that bring pleasure to them that may not to you. There is an old adage that says “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This adage can be debated time and time again. The first things to look at is the definitions of beauty and beholder. The dictionary defines beauty is a combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses (“Beauty”). It doesn’t say beauty has to be seen by the eye. Beauty can be combination of our five senses. It can be anything we can see, touch, taste, feel, or smell. The definition of beholder is a person who observes a sense. The adage “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” by definition means that each person sees beauty and can find beauty in different things through their senses (“Beholder”). It creates a very subjective approach to beauty. The adage is true because each person is an individual and has different perspectives and way of sensing. The idea that what pleases one person may not please another is true along this case because not everybody has the same preference to beauty. Beauty is subjective and can be seen through personal experience and should give society a
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