Sunday, June 1, 2008

Beauty... what is it?

In our last class, we talked about beauty and everyone gave his or her opinion about what they thought beauty was. My anwser was that beauty apart from being the usual physical attraction, is what makes us happy. It's the root of all happiness, no matter how small or important the event. From a simple joke, a funny picture, to the day you graduate or get married, they all have the same result: happiness, and therefore it's all in a way beauty.

We were also asked to give an opinion on the following questions:

Who was the most beautiful person in history?
In my opinion, there isn't a most beautiful person in history. Beauty is something that can be percieved in many different ways, and so it would be impossible to judge every single person. You can maybe have the most physically attractive girl in the world, but maybe she's a shallow and self centered person, so that would disqualify her from being the "most" beautiful. To me, no one is perfect.

Do you think people should have cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks?
There isn't a problem with that, as long as it isn't excessive and the person doing it is mentally aware of the result. If someone doesn't feel comfortable with their body, and seeks to improve it, go ahead.

Do you think people with many piercings can be beautiful?
While I'm not such a big piercing fan, I can agree that in some people they do actually look good. In most, however, they look horrible and to me, really kill their self image. Of course, that's just physical beauty, so it doesn't mean they aren't beautiful. I mean, in some, piercings make them more sure of themselves, and that's a beautiful quality to have. To conclude, as long as you are happy with who you are and are sure of yourself, you're probably more beautiful than the hollow superficial person number 459356.

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