Why Beauty Is Not Only About The Exterior
What exactly is beauty? This is a question that has been boggling the minds and hearts of people from all over the world since time immemorial. A lot of definitions have been advanced and each of them has their own view of beauty. However, the most common definition of beauty remains what it originally was – beauty being something that is agreeable and pleasing to the senses. Beauty is most commonly defined as a certain aesthetic quality of things which makes these things pleasant to see. These things may include sunsets, landscapes, beautiful people and artistic works.
What is really meant by this word, “appealing”, is not merely the visual aspect of things but the neurological aspect which is not visible to the naked eye. This neurological aspect includes such things as the aesthetic value of something and its suitability in the environment in which it was designed to live in. In order to explain what makes a particular object beautiful, it is important to take into consideration its utility in the ecosystem in which it was designed. For instance, consider the utility of flowers in the ecosystem. In a natural setting, a flower will usually be seen as something that adds to the aesthetic value of the ecosystem and its overall beauty by its attractiveness and the colors it flushes out.
However, a flower cannot be seen as beautiful or even remotely attractive without the addition of its colors, its petals and its aroma. To look at these things aesthetically is to consider them as real and to judge them based on the qualities inherent in them. When we try to look at facial features in the same way, we are only looking at the basic aspects of facial beauty, which are the most superficial and which are not inherent in the face but are perceived externally and this is why facial attractiveness is often equated with the other categories of beauty like, hair and skin and bodily features.