A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever...

Philippines
June 8, 2007 4:06am CST
this is how one poet conceives beauty to be. This is even strengthened by another who said that 'beauty is in the eyes if the beholder'. I have been wondering though how most of us will consider a thing or a person to be beautiful. I am convinced that the way these two poets look at beauty is true but how deeply is this true? Please share your thoughts.
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@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
I believe in the author who said that "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder", because each of us has its own definition of what beautiful is. Like, this person may be beautiful for me, but he/she may not be for you. So...it actually depends on how we see the person.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 07
i agree with you, donsky that each of us has our own standard of beauty much as, we have unto each of us a different way of looking at things. this is the reason why what maybe very beautiful for me, may not be so appealing to you.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
precisely..
• Singapore
9 Jun 07
I do agree with the view that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is beautiful to one may not be that outstanding to another. In a way, this is good. This means that there will always be another who look at you and think you beautiful - no matter how you may look to "most people". I have seen many couples who do not look fantastic - yet both of them think each other very beautiful. This way, people can marry and continue making babies (lol). Otherwise, there will be a short supply of partners. :P
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• Philippines
10 Jun 07
it is true that we can hear some who say how beautiful the wife is or how handsome the husband is and then, as we turn our head to have a look, oh well...it really proves to us that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. yes, it is funny again how you brought up the way babies come to be, it is very true though.
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
Beauty is a gift from God. One author says, 'the person who is blessed by nature is blessed with precious beauty. A beautiful person with beautiful personality gives a different kind of impression on others.' 'Beauty easily catches my attention, but personality catches my heart.' Your physical beauty is not forever. It fades away. The real beauty is what is inside of you, that is beauty and that will live forever. Beauty is reflected on the good things that you do to others, the way you understand, trust, love, care for them. This makes your personality so beautiful. As someone said and I believe it's true that a beautiful woman is a diamond BUT truthful, honest, trustworthy woman is a treasure.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 07
surely, all of us would love it if we get to be classified as priceless treasures. this must be the reason why that poet has writtn that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. for beauty is never always what is physical, it is because of its value that's why we consider something or someone to be beautiful.
8 Jun 07
Well I'm not so good with words but I would have to agree with it because something so special will always be a thing of beauty. Such as the world. (or country side) which isn't often spoken in the same sentence as beauty. Kudos, ~Joey
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• Philippines
9 Jun 07
beauty is always seen by one who is with a good heart. some of us gets happy even by the simplest things. those who prefer at the countryside feels the beauty of the peace and the quiet that it offers. then they appreciate the beauty of nature and its freshness and crispiness. beauty is never at the same levels for all of us. as for others, beauty is in the city where the seat of progress is. you may not be good with words, but you have a good idea of what is beautiful for you.
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I agree, there is a certain joy found in our souls when we see something that to us is beautiful.....I receive joy from so many things that I consider beauty....the joy in my heart from the beauty within my friends....the beauty of the coutryside where I live, the beauty of a song that makes me feel good..... Yes, my friend....this world is full of beauty....stopping for a moment to appreciate it is a special blessing that each of us have the chane to do....LOL
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• Philippines
8 Jun 07
yes, tinamwhite, beauty touches our hearts and souls in such a way that, it generates within us good feelings which we cannot aptly describe. whenever we perceive something so beautiful, it is better felt than described. i like the way you call it to be a special blessing.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 07
Beauty is something everyone wants in her life. It is a universal belief that beauty can bring love and happiness and we all want to be beautiful. True beauty attracts with kindness and welcomes with trust. Beautiful hands are never lifted in anger and a beautiful mouth never speaks words that hurt. Someone who is beautiful moves with great care in another person's life and creates a place that is safe. True beauty is long lasting and is never destroyed by age. True beauty is reflected not in physical features but in spiritual qualities like love and peace. To age does not matter but worrying about aging will make you age faster.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 07
your definition of beauty catches the reasons why a thing of beauty is a joy forever. yours is a perfect way of looking at beauty.
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
I'm pretty sure that these two poets refers to beauty not as physical but more of spiritual and moral. However, interpretation differs on how one individual measures beauty according to his own standard. For me a person is beautiful when he has a good heart. There are others who enjoyed beauty on its physical plane. So you see, the true meaning of beauty depends on the person who wants beauty set on his personal standard.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 07
this is all so true, gsgonzalez. each of us has our own standard of beauty. even in the way we look at things, we take at and from different angles. what maybe the most beautiful ceramic pot for me, another one is what's most beautiful for you. as my attention is focused on the painting done ont it, you might be considering the shape of the object.