Internal Beauty Vs External Beauty
November 4, 2006 1:34pm CST
What would you prefer in your life partner external beauty that is physical beauty or the internal beauty that is her mind set up. If you have to choose in between these two what will you choose for your lifetime. Well, if you describe beauty it will go like this. Beauty is an innate and emotional perception of life's affirmative and meaningful aspects within objects in the perceived world – e.g. vitality, fertility, health, happiness, goodness, and love. Cognition of "beauty" involves the interpretation of objects as being in balance and harmony with nature, which in turn elicits a sense and experience of attraction, affection, and pleasure. In its most profound sense, beauty is said to engender a salient experience of positive reflection with regard to the meaning of one's own being within natural life. An "object of beauty" may be anything that reveals or resonates with a personal meaning. Hence religious and moral teachings have often focused on the divinity and virtue of beauty, to assert natural beauty as an aspect of a spiritual beauty (e.g. truth) and to define all self-centered or materialistic pretensions as based in ignorance. The ancient story of Narcissus for example, deals with the distinction between recognizing beauty and falling into vanity. The presence of the self in any human context means that beauty is naturally tied to its human meaning, wherein human beauty is often the dominant aspect of a greater natural beauty. Otherwise, objects can be defined as belonging to any of various types, such as "artificial," or "intellectual" beauty. In the modern context, the usage of beauty as means to promote an ideology or dogma has been a focus of societal debates which center around issues of prejudice, ethics, and human rights. The usage of beauty for purposes of commercialism is a controversial aspect of the "culture wars," wherein feminism typically claims such usage promotes a dogmatic (e.g. "The Beauty Myth") rather than a virtuous understanding of beauty. The literal opposite of beauty is ugliness – i.e. the perceived lack of beauty, which stimulates displeasure and engenders a deeper negative perception of the object.
• United States
5 Nov 06
As Jude Judy says, " Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever". Sure we would all love to look at something handsome/beautiful the rest of our lives, but if there is nothing inside then the outside gets boring pretty fast. I would definitely go for the internal beauty, but me, like most people, are initially attracted to the outer beauty. However, once you truly love someone, they become beautiful inside and out in most cases.
6 Nov 06
I believe in external beauty.And i have some confilict with your understanding also.If some one ask you which is your favourite actor or actress then you have a long list but you dont know them personally.you like them becoz of external beauty.so the discussion stops before starting....
5 Nov 06
Internal beauty is more important, because external beauty may vanish with time but internal beauty i.e. your good nature, behaviour should remain pleasent for the people around you and only it will make you a better and more likeable person.
• United States
5 Nov 06
I think inner beauty shines through. I have known a lot of "pretty" people, ones that are priveledged beyond belief, but they were very shallow and not beautiful inside. I didn't stay around these people very long, they are usually very high maintenance and only want to be around people who can benefit them in some way. I think it must be the way they are raised. I tell my kids all the time, only marry someone who is very kind to you.
5 Nov 06
I am impressed with your thinking. For me it hs to be the inner beauty. Outer beauty is bot worth if it has no inner beauty to compliment it. I know of so many people who are beautiful outside but very shallow inside. I really dont want somelike that as my husband. I wont mind a person who is average in looks but has a very good inner beauty.