Why Is Outer Beauty So Important?

Philippines
May 3, 2011 2:59am CST
Okay, let's admit it. Most of us say that inner beauty is more important than outer beauty... bla bla blah.. Now, my question is, if so, then why are you still working on your outer beauty? I do admit that I'm one of those girls who spend time and money trying to be more beautiful - well, I do not spend a lot though. I do it because I want to be more presentable to other people, and I know that a lot of girls do things to make them look more beautiful for the same reason. I just cannot help it. I think it is the reason why still a lot of people spend money on cosmetics and beauty procedures. Even if they say that beauty comes from within and everything, they still want to look beautiful outside even more than they are inside. It's funny but it's true. When will we learn to "do as we say"? For me, it's really important to look good outside because that is the first thing people would see in you. And most people would like to know someone better if they are attracted first with how they look outside. I think that is why I value outer beauty so much. Whether we admit it or not, we always have the tendency to judge people and like people first on how they appear outside, right? So how about you? Do you really think outer beauty is important just as inner beauty? Or do you think it would always be inner beauty that matters more?
11 responses
@keshia2007r (2886)
• United States
4 May 11
Outer beauty is so important because its the first thing we see when we meet somebody. We have yet to know and understand them as a person. I've always heard the prettiest people can do the ugliest things. On the oppose the people we are not attracted to could be the nicest person in the world. Do we want to get to know them? Sometimes no, I'm speaking in general. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what I think that is beautiful could be different for somebody else, and visa versa.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
4 May 11
Nice response.Each of us is beautiful in its own way, and we are not one to judge or ridicule some people. I never have I seen an ugly person, if his attitude gave me a taste, on the contrary I admired her, and I offered my full respect. To get to love the beauty of the soul must know not how to love one's body.
@megamatt (14330)
• United States
3 May 11
People tend to judge a lot of the time by their eyes, as opposed to actually thinking things through a logical manner. I mean, what's the point in a person being the best looking person in the world, but they are an absolute shrew who will take all of your money and make your life miserable? You're really not going to get what you really want out of that arrangement. In fact, you'd be better off with a life sized portrait. Then again there are a lot of ugly people in the world that are rotten spiteful people. They are just less likely to get a free pass than one that is more appealing to the eyes. Still we should try and judge people by the way they act. Its an idealistic view upon life, but sadly it is far from a realistic one and people will continue to judge people by their looks and not how they act. Their outer beauty, its just simple nature.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
4 May 11
I agree with you. I have never given me a lot about the importance of meeting those between "beautiful" or "ugly". Of course immediately notice a beautiful face or a harmonious figure, but I do not think that's one of those basic criteria that open or close doors in society. There are so many people "between"the two categories, that depends more on what we want everyone to see, but what fate has given everyone at first. Beauty and ugliness are not absolute truths, but each has its own conception of them. Sometimes they give too much importance to physical beauty and ugliness, taken separately, since they depend on many things: the context, the viewer, the inner feelings, the moment ... What is valuable to man, not wrinkles.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
6 May 11
not for me though... for me, inner beauty is still much more important than outer beauty... and this is my very honest opinion... what is the use of having a beautiful body and face but the heart is evil??? of course we want to have both inner and outer beauty if we can... but if i can only choose one, i will choose inner beauty for sure... take care and have a nice day...
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
4 May 11
Today there are plenty of surface beauty with generous shapes. Market is very high in this very perishable commodity and therefore often replaced. Men happy to be headed beauty whose intelligence also really do not care and it is preferable to be as low, if possible, non-existent. A beautiful woman in body and inhibits intelligent as men and leads them to take healthy. Intelligent women makes them more frustrated than ever whose physical beauty, they say, to make them:)). And yet, true men will appreciate women as befits intelligent, sensitive and always know how to show the femininity and sensuality in a much more attractive and exciting. Light in the eyes of an intelligent woman is irresistible to a man also nice body and soul. Nothing can resist the temptation to conquer each other and move forward hand in hand at the world careless about that but if you look at them a moment, will recognize the winners.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
4 May 11
Well for me it isn't, I think most people are shallow. I date a guy that my girlfriends were saying I was too preatty for him, well they didn't continue my friends for too long, I thought that was so offensive, I'm already dating him, I don't care if he is or not because I was in love and I thought he became handsome, they would date later guys that didn't threat them so well but they were gorgeous in the regular pattern. There was this guy I knew everyone consider gorgeous, by a pattern not that he was, but it's you know the "type" so he was arrogant, spoiled, weak, we workd together, in the 3rd day I didn't even thought he was gorgeous in the begining but in just 3 days he was ugly to me! Literally. hahaha. I think inner beauty is everything. A friend of mine said also, he cares a little about beauty and I said he shouldn't, well he then remind about this time the girl wasn't preatty at all, but she was humble, wise, so mature, intelligent like he never saw before, discreet and so many qualities that when he left the job she was like the only thing he had eyes on!!
• Philippines
4 May 11
For me, outer beauty is as important as inner beauty. Before you know someone's inner beauty/personality, you are first attracted to them through outer looks.
• Indonesia
4 May 11
Outer beauty is important as first impressive. Poople known from what they look, it cant deny. Some job is ask you to have outer beauty such as model, front officer and else. But, of course is not everything. Inner beauty must support it to make it as big deal. Outer beauty without inner is nothing. People might like you for the first met, but if you dont show good quality in attitude and doing something, so respect slowy lost. So, both is important, but the inner is most important
• Philippines
4 May 11
Our eyes are very judgemental sad to say. We make perceptions by just looking at a person's appearance. Sight is the most accessible way to judge a person. I think that's the reason why we all want to look good. How many seconds would it take you to say something about a person by just looking and say something by getting to know the person? Appearance is our first step to appreciate, annalyze, perceive, etc. a person. I, myself admit that looks are very important to me. If you don't feel good about yourself, it's more likely that you won't reflect a positive attitude and aura. I think it depends on how one carries him/herself and try to be the best person they can be.
@rexrevol (328)
• Philippines
4 May 11
It still depends on the situation you are in. Not only inner beauty but also outer beauty counts a lot especially if you're currently on a field where lots of people see you from a weekly or daily basis. I am a musician and I got to perform in front of big audiences from time to time...That's why outer beauty, neatness, cleanliness, etc. is really very important to me...(^_^)
@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
3 May 11
It's still important that you have a nice outer beauty. It's the first thing that a person gets to see , before they will discover your "inner beauty". As much as possible, we like to always preserve our outer beauty, so we do things in order to enhance our looks. Not because one is so vain but because we just want to always have a presentable "outer beauty" . In my opinion, both of the inner and outer beauty matters to me.
@vangie26 (449)
• Philippines
3 May 11
Outer beauty is important at first but definitely when people get to know you more, inner beauty counts more. That is why we have the so called "turned off" when at first they are "turned on" during the first meeting. So i guess the two must come together, outer beauty and inner beauty. :-)