Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?

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  1. Danielle Paratore profile image59
    Danielle Paratoreposted 15 years ago

    Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?

  2. shirleybill profile image58
    shirleybillposted 15 years ago

    Absolutly. Take a look at yourself in the mirror. Now, what do you see?  You may see something that you don't like. Others may never even notice, the thing that you don't like. They see you as you are, and not as you want to be.
    Everyone has a different opinion of beauty. Some will think that the dullest looking person on earth, literally, is beautiful. While others think that a fair skin, and no marks or blemishes is the mark of beauty. It truly is in the eyes of the beholder, as to the meaning of beauty.

  3. guidebaba profile image57
    guidebabaposted 15 years ago

    Yes, beauty comes from head and heart and not just from physical appearance.

  4. Danielle Paratore profile image59
    Danielle Paratoreposted 15 years ago

    shirleybill, great answer. Thank you both for answering.

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    Nebiyu Mohammedposted 14 years ago

    I used to think I don't know...I mean its a complicated question but the best answer that I could give you is that beauty is VERY i doubt that anyone could ever be beautiful in everyone's eyes.

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    nikhiljambhuleposted 14 years ago

    that depends on the kind of person one has evolved into. If you are a person of pure heart and mind then definetly beauty lies in the eyes but it is not applicable to a common human beings living day todays life having greeds , lust , jealousy and other vices.

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    shzad1posted 13 years ago

    Celebrities with Beautiful Eyes In The World

  8. Maruja profile image60
    Marujaposted 13 years ago

    I think beauty is seen different in any culture. For example, here in the US we like to be tan but in Asia people want to be white. In some part of Africa being "healthy" meant you are beautiful but here we are consider obese.

    So, I would say yes because each one of us have different idea of beauty.

  9. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 11 years ago

    Even though there is the adage that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, there are general/societal definitions of what it means to be considered to be attractive/ beautiful/handsome.   Such a person is deemed to be easy on the eyes.    An attractive person is a person who "DRAWS" people TO him/her so to speak.    Charlize Theron, Vanessa Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Terrence J. Howard are what most people deem to be beautiful/handsome.       

    By societal/general standards, such people win hands downs in the looks department.   During an interview, the Australian actor, Grant Bowler has stated that he looked forward to working with Vanessa Williams in the series UGLY BETTY because she was considered attractive.    Granted, Mr. Bowler is not bad looking himself.     When one is judged by the majority to be beautiful/handsome, he/she does have advantages that plainer and more aesthetically challenged people do not. 

    NO ONE would dare to consider the abovementioned celebrities to be ugly by any stretch of the imagination because simply they are not!    As there are those who are beautiful(of both genders), there are those who would be considered aethestically challenged i.e. plain, homely, and/or ugly by the general/majority consensus.    Gabourey Sidibe and Madonna would not be considered attractive by any stretch of the imagination by anyone!      One radio show host even bemoaned  how Ms. Sidibe ever got into show business while another well-known actress told her to quit because of her looks so to speak.


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