Sunday, December 13, 2009

Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder or is there truly a set standard of what is beautiful?

I am reading so many studies where attractive women and men are favored in spite of intelligence, and competence in the work place.

That being said, there is another study that shows babies look at ';attractive'; people more than unattractive people.

Do you think there is any merit to the notion of a baseline of beauty or do you think it is another tactic of the media to convolute our minds?Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder or is there truly a set standard of what is beautiful?
Scientist will argue that it has to do with symmetry and proper proportions. However, I've seen girls who had complete unique features, looks, and body types and thought that they were pretty so I would say that it is in the eye of the beholder.Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder or is there truly a set standard of what is beautiful?
The standard of what is beautiful affects a conformist's beholding eye.
Honestly, I think our society has a set standard of what is beautiful. Can't really say much more...I just think that's how it is.
If there was no influence from the media i think we would all see what we think is beautiful. In different cultures the idea of beauty is different, i think the society we live in sets in our minds what we see is beautiful, it's all part of socialization.

We are constantly bombarded from the media with a minorities view of what should be beautiful. but i think in most people's minds deep down the question why seeing ribs and too much make up is classed as beautiful. People say Paris Hilton is beautiful and an it girl, but she has a hook nose freaky eyes and puffy lips, on the street you'd walk right past her, but because she's rich and for some reason famous the magazines call her beautiful, it doesn't really make sense.
People are way too into looks, there is more to life than being pretty.
Hi ,

Personally with my own experience i think , it depends on what you are looking for !!! But in arabic culture the wideness of the eyes is sign of beauty !! so i think any thing in the woman could be attractive to the men depending on how each individual is interpreting or seeing it .!! But , also beauty it self is something not absolute , it is rational and that why we have different tastes and different views regarding someone or something ...
Yes there is a set of standards, and yes beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We can look past a person's outward appearances and see that they are the person we want to be with for the rest of our life. Everyone is ugly in some way. Everyone is beautiful in some way.
I definitely believe it's in the eye of the beholder. Example: You see a guy walking down the street. You think he's cute, your friend gags. Everyone has different tastes.
theres not a set standerd as to what beauty is its just how the other person sees beauty!!
i think its all society influenced.

I mean.. I still remember the time where people are ridiculed and teased for having big butts but ever since JLo and Beyonce got introduced, the Media started to declare it the ';in'; thing. Therefore now, society hail big butts as a plus and send women getting butt implants.

However is this set standard?

No. People in diffferent culture would not deemed women with big butts as beautiful. Especially in the Asian culture (my culture) where women are suppose to be skinny as a reed (ugh).

Also no. Because in about twenty years the idea of big butts being beautiful would be as obsolete as binded feets and corseted waist.

Beauty is however you sees it.

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