Wednesday, April 28, 2010

....and why is beauty in the eye of the beholder?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder because the beholder becomes aware of it when it reminds him of God. God is perfect and that is why beauty reminds us of Him.

Whatever reminds me of God doesn't necessarily remind you of God. That's why the beholder may have different opinions of what beauty really is for him or her. People that don't believe in God do experience beauty (perfection), but may not understand it to the fullest.

We all see the same thing with our eyes. As far as I know there is no difference apart from the fact that we think of things differently. (A flower reminds me of happy times, but it might remind you of sadder times like a funeral.) Some believe beauty should not be influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice. Some think beauty should be perceived by excessive emphasis on one's own moods, attitudes and opinions.

In plain English: we all see things differently even though we see the same thing.

What do you believe, Zim?....and why is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
We all see beauty in a different way .. what I might think is beautiful may not be beautiful in your eyes that is why it is in the'; eye of the beholder';....and why is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
Its that same reason with the fact that not everyone loves the colour red.

Different strokes for different people.



Hit the nail on the head there.
Beauty is in the eye of the Beer Holder!
Jowijo, you are a thief, i was going to say that.
A matter of personal perception.

I unfortunately only know this expression in Afrikaans ';Elke pot het 'n deksel' - [translate to each pot has a lid +/-] meaning everybody has someone out there.

I never understand how a skinny guy and a very large lady can be happy together, but they just love one another and I guess the answer must be within each ones perception of the other.

I don't have that specific set of standards but when the girls are pretty for me, well, I really don't care too much what anyone else has to say.

Answer your question?

Our experiences added with our own unique thinking make us perceive things differently. We all have different tastes and preferences.This contributes to how each one chooses things differently. And how each one thinks that something else is beautiful to them
beauty is a beautiful face and body. A good personality is a good personality.
Because in each society and time there are different standards of beauty. Just look at the paintings of August Rubeuns. His idea of beauty was a robustly overweight woman while today we worship the twig figure. (In Rubeuns time there was a great deal of famine and illness so a robust figure was rare and therefore beautiful). Some societies pierce their bodies and wear rings everywhere, some even pile them on to extend their necks. Some societies shun adornment of any kind. So what you see as beautiful will depend entirely on how you were brought up and what you've experienced. And isn't it nice to know that everyone is beautiful in someone's eyes....
If you want to see God look into the eyes of a newborn child!

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