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Ralph Waldo Emerson Websters Dictionary defines beauty as The quality that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is associated with such properties as harmony of form or color excellence of artistry truthfulness and originality This brings about the question who really defines what is and isnt beautiful One old proverb states Beauty is in the eye of the beholder There are thousands of interpretations of pure beauty differing with each person I believe if we were to follow societys expectations of beauty our definition would be based solely on the physical appearance of a being Weight height eye color hair color accessories all superficial standards Yet to me beauty is much more broad and has a deeper meaning Beauty can not truely be defined for each person views the world from a different angle Different aspects please different people For instance a dish of monkey brains is viewed as a delicassy in foreign countries around the world To many foreigners it is a beautiful meal In the Unites States most people would be appalled at this thought Beauty also differs with age A child may consider a recent Lego creation to be striking while an adult may view the Statue Of Liberty as stunning Also many people put a money value on beauty To the rich and famous a 100000 square foot mansion with complete with fountains and waterfalls can be gorgeous To the poor and homeless in third world countries a house with a working toilet and shower may be the most beautiful sight they can imagine Beauty is so vague that only personal preference can determine ones perspective on it Then comes the selection of inner beauty To some beauty can be qualities talents attitude and presentation Ones actions feelings and thoughts can be viewed as beautiful Traits such as innocence honesty love friendship relationships are all examples of beauty There is also room for much variation while bearing
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