A beauty walked in your front. Pretty face, great stature, perfect physique. What a beauty! Regardless of whether you are a male or a female, there is definitely a beauty that could make you look twice, or thrice. Sometimes, a glance is not enough. But then, is physical appearance the true measurement for the word “beauty”?
I remembered in college when our professor asked us to define “beauty”. There were numerous definition given. One fellow student answered “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. Too many adjectives came out. Pretty, nice in the eyes and stimulates ones senses. If you will sum up those description, it will boil down to positive emotion. Merriam- Webster says that beauty means “qualities that give pleasure to the senses or exalt the mind”.
I challenge my reader to think about this scenario. If one person does something that hurt you, pissed you off real deep, when that person comes in mind how would you feel? I think the word is ugly. Pardon me for saying, that person who did a terrible thing and had made you feel that way is not beautiful.
Let us go to the other side of emotion. If a person does something good, spoken kindly and touched your heart, treated you kindly, how does it feel thinking about that person? It puts a smile in that face of yours, am I right? It brightens your face. That is beauty. Would you disagree that you felt beauty just thinking of this kind hearted person?
That emotion you felt, is it influenced by how that person looked like? I do not think so! It is not the persons appearance that contributed to those emotion. It is the deeds that leaves a lingering mark behind.
Each individual have a perception on the word “beauty”. I believe that our eyes does not necessarily have the final say when it comes to beauty. Not when a human being is concerned. When it comes to people, it is not even our personal impression towards the person that matters. What matters is the character and the deeds of that person. Meekness, humbleness, selfless attitude may be over rated for some. However, it is these traits that make up the true meaning of beauty. That is the real beauty….the beauty within.