Have you ever heard the statement that beauty is in the eye of the beholder or that beauty is only skin deep?Posted on: January 3, 2019, by : christinebrandon
Which one is it? Is beauty something that we as humans can understand and appreciate collectively? Or is it so subjective that each person perceives beauty in their own special way? Asked Barbican Escorts of https://charlotteaction.org/barbican-escorts
Today we uncover the truth behind what makes you beautiful. In different societies and cultures all throughout time there have been general standards as to what beauty was.
For instance, in the 1600’s the standard for beauty was to be pale and plump. Beauty was tied to wealth so the fatter you were the wealthier you were perceived to be because you could afford to keep yourself well fed. And this idea hasn’t gone away, certain countries in Africa will plump up their women so they appear healthier and therefore more attractive.
But in the gluttonous society known as UK, this seems to be the opposite. In UK we praise women who are slimmed and tanned. Being slim means that you are taking care of your body and being tanned means that you have healthy skin. So does that mean in the good ol’ UK that being large and in charge isn’t considered beautiful?
In a cultural sense, yes. But don’t be discouraged by this. There are so many cultural norms that we follow, we can’t even begin to understand why. In South East Asia, women stretch their necks. In Africa women stretch their bottom lip and in UK, women stretch their mammies. So what un-altered physical traits can we find on a person that’s considered natural beauty?
Face symmetry is considered a natural form of beauty. People with more symmetrical faces are often viewed as being prettier. But what men usually focus on is a woman with a waist to hip ratio of 0.7. Beauty icons all over the world usually contend to this ratio which means that no matter how big or small you are mathematically it is possible for you to be beautiful. And yet despite all the rules as to what beauty is defined as in a cultural sense, we possess the ability to overlook it completely.
Studies show that when a person is in a relationship we tend to overlook the physical traits about them that we don’t like and highlight the ones that we do. It’s almost as if nature hardwired this into our programming so that we could be happy with our partners and not so superficial. So the way I see it is, even if you aren’t stereo-typically beautiful there’s still a potential that someone out there can love you for who you are.
Because at the end of the day no matter what people say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sure, attraction may fall in line with these cultural stigmas but commitment requires something that much more, it requires love from within here.