Beauty And The Goodness Should Be Determined By The Usefulness And Fitness Of Function

758 Words Oct 25th, 2015 4 Pages
“Socrates taught that beauty and the goodness should be determined by the usefulness and fitness of function rather than by mere appearance or personal feelings of delight” (Soccio, 96). “Socrates was universally acknowledged to be “extraordinarily ugly”, so ugly in fact he fascinated people” (Soccio, 96). True beauty is internalized. I believe true beauty to be just, indifference, and all of us as humans are one of a kind. We are all carry beauty in our own ways. Someone may have a symmetrical face structure or a nice hairline and that may be ‘beautiful’ to some, others may have crooked teeth or be cross eyed and that too may be ‘beautiful’ to some. We are all the beholders of what we perceive as beautiful, and is not limited to just being superficial. Beauty is subjective as is art, music, and language. Beauty is a property that more than one thing can have. Our soul is internal and our intentions are what dictate personal beauty. Only a harmonious soul finds true beauty. Beauty is balanced with the opposing perception of ugliness. A persons outer appearance may catch first impressions, but the soul within is what is the everlasting likeness of ourselves amongst others. Beauty is poised of your true self within which ultimately reflects outwardly. Someone who has vanity because they hold the appearance of themselves so highly that they judge solely on appearance, create an ugly and single minded character that they reflect on others. This throws off the balance matching…

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