Inner beauty is better than nothing?

@Shavkat (64928)
Philippines
March 16, 2013 10:21am CST
Is it balance to have inner and outer beauty? I assume that people had their preferences. Is it s gift to have them both? Some people would say, inner beauty counts the most, others will say that the outer beauty is far better. If we think the two entities, either of the situation seems balance. What do you think?
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
16 Mar 13
Sad to say that a lot of people judge you by your outer beauty, and if you don't have outer beauty in their eyes, they reject you. Not many people take the time to look for your inner beauty. Outer beauty doesn't last, whereas inner beauty does and can flourish with any age.
@Shavkat (64928)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
I agree on this, outside beauty is only temporary but the inner beauty will bring more wisdom.
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@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Mar 13
Hi, First of all, we need to define the term "beauty" for being an abstract and subjective term for it is perceived differently by every person. Then there's "inner" and "outer" which plainly pertains to what is spiritual and physical respectively. Now, if a person has faculties for what is only physical, then he could not perceive inner beauty for that matter. Once the physical has spent its due course and has wasted away, it becomes ugly no matter how much spiritual beauty still lies underneath. For the most part, the two don't coexist. It is either one or the other that manifest most in every person but for those who has faculties to see it, spiritual beauty is far more important than the passing things of what is physical. Thus, a withered, old mother who has spent her all life nurturing her children to become successful has far more inner beauty than a male person masquerading as a physically beautiful woman. For most people who can perceive spiritual things, such outer manifestation of beauty is next to nothing.
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• India
16 Mar 13
inner and outer! For me beauty is the single entity which includes the physical appearance and compatibility of nature. The beauty of compatibility works for 23.5 hrs a day and rest .5 hrs may be good with a beautiful body. Side by side, my personal experience says beauty n non-sense is closely related. Thank you.
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@vandana7 (66816)
• India
16 Mar 13
Yeah...inner beauty needs to be cultivated and constantly monitored. External beauty too need to be maintained...lot of headache..lol
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@Shavkat (64928)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
I agree...
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• India
17 Mar 13
i m planning to monitor my in and out beauties as outer has been charcoaled n inner is empty.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
16 Mar 13
Well, outer beauty tends to disappear once we get old ,but inner beauty stays with us forever.
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@vandana7 (66816)
• India
16 Mar 13
You talk of inner beauty as a permanent quality..that is not always so. It depends upon situations and circumstances.
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@Shavkat (64928)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Life can still be more interesting if we develop to be better, enhancing the human touch to other people is a part of having inner beauty. Thanks for sharing.
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17 Mar 13
In my opinion and personally Inner Beauty is better than everything, I mean really who cares about outer beauty? Most people always care about outer beauty but it's only happiness for a while but once you had a wife with outrageous inner beauty, then you will find a new better life than what you will expected
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• Penrith, Australia
17 Mar 13
If inner beauty is better than everything. Then it must be everything.
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@vandana7 (66816)
• India
16 Mar 13
No beauty lasts. Inner or outer. It is the context and time. In some situations I might act in a way that makes everybody feel happy, in another situation I might act in a way that makes everybody feel unhappy but me happy. So it depends upon the situation, context, time, etc. Given that ...I do feel that people who achieve some sort of peace within look and behave in a more beautiful way. For achieving that peace, we have to lay to rest our fears. People with external beauty fear losing that. People who are not externally beautiful can spend on becoming more beautiful. As far as inner beauty is concerned, both have similar goals, and both can achieve them. They are not mutually exclusive qualities. I mean, even beautiful people can have peace within.
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• India
17 Mar 13
i find a lot of physics n math here. A beautiful set of facts. whtevr may be inner beauty, its not good to put on fat. Thnx.
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@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
16 Mar 13
Unfortunately, so many people can't see past the outside so they never know how beautiful a person can be inside. And I'm guilty of the same thing--when I see a very attractive person, I automatically judge them as being vain, selfish and cruel. I know that's not right but that's been my experience all my life. I'm trying to change my prejudice against beautiful people. I think what you are inside is more important. That stays lovely till you die while physical beauty fades and even becomes ugly. Have you ever looked at photos of people when they were young compared to when they were old? The most beautiful people are very unattractive, even ugly, when they grow old while the plain or "ugly" people are very attractive. That should say something about how life rewards our actions.
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@Shavkat (64928)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
In some circumstances, I do perceive the same thing. Though I do still having the inner beauty than the outside. Since you will look beautiful if you have the inner beauty.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Having inner beauty is preferred than your beautiful outward appearance if the choice was given to choose only one of the two. We grow old and we lost our beauty but if your inner beauty does not grow with age. Having a balance of both will surely get you more friends and better opportunities coming your way.
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@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Yeah, I think if human possesses inner and outer beauty, both qualities,then she or he must be adorable and be loved. I would say it is better to have an inner beauty rather than the outer one because it was valued and a human who possesses this is being respected and appreciated even without the outer beauty but if the human has no inner beauty than her outer beauty would be useless and worst, a trash.
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• India
17 Mar 13
Yes, I agree with you. outer beauty is good, but inner beauty has more value and if a person is combine of both then it really valuable. I have a cousin like that and I know how many people die for her.
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Mar 13
Immature people look always to the outer beauty of a person but mature people look the inner beauty. What is the the difference? Inner beauty can't be change but outer beauty can be change in our latest technology. If you want to have a better family in the future, choose those who are nice in inner beauty
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@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
17 Mar 13
What? But inner beauty is the best out of everything, unfortunately ugly people can be really mean too so they are ugly because they are mean, besides, if you have good thoughts it will reflect on you and thats what will make you beautiful.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Outer beauty depends on how you see beauty. One has his own standard. Media would have its own superficial presentation. It is important to give one confidence. It is more of how one carries and projects itself than trying to present and achieve what is unnatural and unachievable. But it is when one opens his or her mouth matters more in the long term. I would not want to be with a beautiful person as a friend or partner who only focuses on the outer look but nothing deep inside. I would rather be with someone whom I could connect with because the character is well groomed.
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@dandan07 (1908)
• China
17 Mar 13
All people like beautiful things. So it is easy for a beauty to catch more attention and loved by other people at beginning. But there are also many things can not be done only with out beauty, so inner beauty is required. To live well in the world, I think a person should at least has one.
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@natliegleb (5184)
• India
17 Mar 13
it is totally true and i agree with that and the situation needs to be controlled for sure,i agree
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@hereandthere (32437)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
it's a fact of life that humans are visual. we like things that are pleasant looking, whether it's our surroundings, the people we're dealing with, what we're wearing, eating, etc. so anyone with a pleasant exterior tends to have an advantage or given priority or treated better or forgiven easily, even if they are being mean, than someone who is not, even if they are much nicer people. i'm sure you're aware to we have a tendency to expect more from below-average-looking people. we tell them they should smile more, dress properly, smell good, move with grace, etc. the people i admire are those who are assertive and fair, but do it with a smile, whatever they look like.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
It would have been a perfect fit to have both qualities, right? But I do think that it is better to be beautiful in the inside, because that is who you really are. Whatever beauty you may have from the outside, can be manipulated with make-up and a mask.
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@musicman6 (2369)
• United States
16 Mar 13
I agree with you, beauty should be equal inner and outer, to reach a substantial balance! Each has it's advantages! You could never have too much inner beauty, and yet you need to have at least an amount of outer beauty also!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Mar 13
To me, inner beauty is such an important quality to have. Yes, having both is a huge blessing but most people don't have both. I am glad for the person I am on the inside. I don't care if I am not the prettiest to look at, I am glad I am the person I have become. Too me, that is what matters.
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• United States
16 Mar 13
People can be beautiful on the outside but ugly on the inside, it really doesn't show until they are challenged against what they think is pretty, when in fact its ugly. I've known women who are very attractive but the second they open their mouths to speak (about themselves only) they turned ugly to me. Why do we base everything on looks, girls are pretty, boys are tough. We need to get to know the person inside, then you can tell what they think, feel and ultimately think is beautiful. It's different for everybody.