What is beauty?

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    voyceposted 13 years ago

    I am doing research on the definition of true beauty...any thoughts?  Feel free to read my hub-Zen Beauty by Voyce (topic Women)  Thanks for your input! - Vwink

  2. Planet-Paula profile image69
    Planet-Paulaposted 13 years ago

    Beauty is the seed of inspiration, the catching of the breath, a feeling that the hairs have raised on your arms, a soft focus of vision, a throwing back of the head, a sparkle, a presence, a whirlwind of scent that may or may not be there, a focus outward that shows you something you didn't know about yourself.  Beauty has been codified but true beauty is beyond understanding or definition and will stun you as it has mankind since the beginning of time.

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      china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      No I don't think so  - I think that is the effect of beauty smile 

      Beauty is form, balance and dimension with a little defect thrown in so you can see the beauty smile

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      china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      And I think this is the definition of art

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    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    Beauty is the sensation provided by a perfect hit of the hammer head on a 10d nail, driving it firmly into soft pine wood, binding board to board, the pure SENSE of the fastening process in action....big_smile

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      china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You definately need to get out more !!!!  big_smile

    2. earnestshub profile image83
      earnestshubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Nice ghost! How's it coming?

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      StormRyderposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Would this definition of beauty explain in part the multiple marriages Ghost? smile lol lol

      1. earnestshub profile image83
        earnestshubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        In part perhaps, and his ongoing propensity for fiery redheads!

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    foreignpressposted 13 years ago

    Beauty, unfortunately, is a commodity. And that is something our society has defined. Yes, beauty is inside the person. It can shine through the eyes, or it can be a lilt of the voice. But increasingly beauty is also something that is a tangible byproduct of a very materialistic culture. How many billions of dollars are spent developing "beauty" products for the hair, skin, and nails? Very few women anymore present themselves to the world without spending hours in front of a mirror. And this is every day! One time I asked my ex-wife why she spent an hour each day applying makeup. She had no answer. I told her she didn't need makeup. She had an excellent complexion. But it made no difference. Women (and men) are conditioned to accept a phony image of themselves. For men it's muscles. For women it's 15 layers of glop.

  5. beautyrose profile image60
    beautyroseposted 13 years ago

    beauty is me haha. Wink*

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    logic,commonsenseposted 13 years ago

    beauty is your soul, not your body!

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    Beauty is in truth that people are willing to be open to regardless of what is said.

    Beauty is in all of you in a different way for each of you.

    Beauty is in your writing and support.

    Beauty is in not assuming anything

    Beauty is in new beginnings.

    Again, beauty is in all of you.

    Be Well and Keep kicking ass with those inspiring hubs.

    Lastly beauty is knowing the difference between giving up and wanting to keep growing.

    Beauty indeed.


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      JoanFlowerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      beauty is the eye of the beholder..
      may be I'm beautiful in the eye of my hubby (hopefully) lol not in the eye of the other men.
      Well, the media like magazines and TV make the stereotypye of beauty..
      slim, big eyes, long hair, long legs, and young..

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    Justine76posted 13 years ago

    the definition of beauty is up to the looker, same as a "good story" is defined by the reader.

  9. Ladybird33 profile image67
    Ladybird33posted 13 years ago

    beauty is what a person is made of, inside and out!

  10. sportyfunster profile image69
    sportyfunsterposted 13 years ago

    According to Derek Zoolander "Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty."

  11. Internetwriter62 profile image77
    Internetwriter62posted 12 years ago

    It depends if beauty is such a ideal and it is something in the eye of the beholder, or on the inside than why do so many people wish they looked like super models.

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    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago


  13. Lifeallstar1 profile image59
    Lifeallstar1posted 12 years ago

    Beauty can be an outer beauty or inner. True beauty is a package deal(think there's even a show about it called True Beauty). Someone can be a knock out on the outside and really mean inside which makes them ugly to me, or vice versa.

    1. Internetwriter62 profile image77
      Internetwriter62posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, I have seen men who are so totally gorgeous, yet when they open their mouth I just want to vomit.  There is nothing like a conceited attitude to make an attractive looking person seem repulsive. Everyone wants to look their best, but attitude counts and how you treat others counts even more. Not that I'm knocking good looks. Looking like you don't care about your appearance can also be a sign of a distorted self image. You're right beauty can be both inner and outer.


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