Beauty : The Eye Of The Beholder Essay

972 Words Oct 26th, 2015 4 Pages
Beauty Begins With You

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say. I believe beauty is evolving and therefore there is no true definition. However, I think beauty should be beyond superficial and materialistic - it should be internal – what’s skin deep. Our qualities make us beautiful since it’s what truly defines who we are. I think beauty should be compared to happiness rather than appearance because after all, when we are happy, we are able to see beauty in ourselves and in others that we normally don’t recognize. Unfortunately, I think society plays a major role in setting the beauty standard so harshly that we have become critical about every detail of our appearance. We no longer think of ourselves as beautiful due to lack of self-acceptance by allowing society to dictate what we should look like.
A friend of mine, Nghiep Nguyen, who is twenty-four, struggled with self-acceptance because he was overweight and felt self-conscious for many years. In detail, he explained what beauty was to him and told me how he overcame his fear of individuality. Nghiep believes “beauty isn 't something superficial or eye-catching, it’s something that stands out on its own like the black swan in the group of white swans.” He says there are many times he has altered himself to fit in with his group of friends. But, he realized that “by mimicking this perception of beauty, I was changing who I was and what made me different rather than being myself and standing out, I just because…

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