The Inevitable Pursuit of Beauty

1173 WordsJan 27, 20185 Pages
The Inevitable Pursuit of Beauty. Beauty can be defined as “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form that pleases the senses, especially the sight” (Oxford Dictionaries, 2013). Beauty has a lot to do with how the world works, it is interpreted in many different ways across the nation. It is part of much larger issues such as the constant problem of discrimination, and divides the world in some ways because our instinct is to judge right on the spot. What would be praised by society and considered beautiful in one country could as easily be considered unattractive and strange in another. These different perceptions make up the cultures of the world and are all based on their own values and history. Beauty is portrayed as a physical thing.One person’s beauty may differ from another, but that does not mean one is superior whilst the other is inferior. Beauty lies within the truth, good ethics, and from this comes a good life. If one lives life in an ethical manner so that they appreciate others and live to do good towards others, then they are a good person and thus, are beautiful. Beauty truly does lie in the eye of the beholder, not in the eye of the media. Syliva Blood would argue in her book Body Work, that measuring and treating women’s “eating disorders” and problems related to the cause of body disapproval is located in the minds of women. This is based on the following assumptions: that there is a “natural mind-body split” with the body being an
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