What a majority of us do is reach conclusions based on a person’s appearance. As a result, the virtues are ignored. Only a few consider looking deep into a person’s virtue, keeping appearance aside. Cosmetics and make-up bloggers today, play a vital role in defining beauty. Make-up can change the way someone looks. In addition to this, we have various applications now on our mobile phones which highlight and enhance beauty, making us look flawless.
When I see this today, I keep imagining the women of the past, during the 1700s till 1900s. Beauty was not defined by social media post back then.
Today, some women are considered naturally beautiful and rest look beautiful and appealing through various means now available in the market, to fit into the so-called ‘beauty standards’.
But here, I keep wondering where our perception of beauty is really heading too? Because according to my opinion, ‘‘Perception of quality is affected by opinions, experiences, appearances, recommendations, comparative analysis, usefulness, appeal, utility and many other things which is an individualistic choice’’.
When we see someone pretty on a magazine cover, there can be alterations probably done to make the image look pretty, so I automatically assume that what I see is a prettier version of reality.
I think most people today are aware of the fact that most images we see around are retouched, and don’t represent reality. I personally think that the media nowadays edits too much stuff.
To me, it seems like everything that is human is gone now. They seem unreachable and their ‘beauty’ unachievable, which can harm peoples psyche.
“There’s just somewhat of a validation when you’re meeting that standard, even if it’s only for a picture.”
I look up to people that are real and admit to having flaws. This makes them so much more human and relatable.
Usually, the rich can appear ‘beautiful’ due to cosmetics and things that they can afford, to fit the society’s perception of beauty.
Rigorous advertisements for staying fit also give people complex and make them believe that losing weight will help them look beautiful.
But here health has to supersede beauty. It is important to be healthy above anything else.
I believe everyone is beautiful but not everyone sees it. It is truly said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Our perception, makes beautiful things look more beautiful. For me, a person is ten times more attractive, not by their looks but by their acts of kindness, love, respect, honesty, and loyalty.
Sometimes, very quietly and graciously, you can inspire other people by showing them that there’s a different way and many perceptions of beauty. You may not be feeling it inside, but if you display it like you mean it, then it can give permission to be kind to ourselves and embrace our individuality.