Beauty Is Important Than One 's Inner Beauty Essay

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The word beauty has changed tremendously since it was first used in the 14th century. The saying beauty is in the eye of the beholder always rings true to me when I think of what beauty really means. Beauty comes from within not from one’s outward appearance. Being beautiful is having the qualities and attributes of being inwardly attractive such as kind, loving, humble, brave, and honest. The term beauty comes from the Anglo-French word beute meaning physical attractiveness, goodness, and courtesy. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines beauty as being only physically attractive. While this aspect of beauty is true, one’s inner beauty is far more important than one’s outer beauty. There are several ways to further explain my meaning of beauty. Giving an example of a story about true beauty is one good way to explain my meaning. Beauty plays a huge part in the history of every society. There has been countless women in history who have defied what society defines as beauty. Mother Teresa, Anne Frank, Queen Esther, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Audrey Hepburn are a few ladies that are prime examples of my definition of beauty. Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun, showed true inner beauty by always helping and advocating for the poor, sick, and orphans in the world no matter what their race, gender, or religion was. She showed the world that kindness and love are far more attractive than any outer aspect of someone. Mother Teresa was able to look beyond people’s outer appearances and…

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