My Definition Of True Beauty

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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. …show more content…
As a small child, I grew up watching Disney movies about beauty and hearing my parents call me beautiful. My parents would tell me that it is not what one looks like, but what one acts like that makes him or her beautiful. One example that has stuck with me about true beauty is when my grandmother got really sick and beat down from battling Cancer for twenty-five years. My grandmother showed her true beauty by always being kind and uplifting, even though she was in tremendous pain. She was still beautiful, even though she was sickly. No matter how she felt or how she looked, she still showed great love, kindness, and bravery by being strong for herself and for her family. This definition of beauty has been drilled into my head for

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