We’ve all heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Do you agree? is all beauty contingent on a subjective point of view?
I think that the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” holds true to personal beauty; when the personality, character and soul emerge from within and show themselves to others enhancing the physical outer shell. The saying works because human life and beauty is fleeting, it fades whereas the personality, character and soul endure for as long as life endures. However when it comes to sunrises, a magnificent piece of architecture, or a flower, I think that beauty can be objective or at least generally agreed upon by the masses maybe because those types of beauty are timeless, you can often see more than one and they don’t fade with time.
I think that the reason beauty is so important is because it speaks to us on a primal level and we seek it out. I know that gazing up at a spectacular star filled night sky fills me with awe, peace and well being. The same can be said of gorgeous sunrises and sunsets or fields of sunflowers or a bunch of adorable puppies; I feel happy, relaxed and right with the world in that moment. I think that it is precisely appreciating that moment that makes beauty important, when you are taking the time to stare and capture the moment it puts you in the present, in the moment and that is something that isn’t of the norm for many of us. Our lives are mostly on the go, busy, busy with things that need to be done, should be done, had to be paid or purchased, that any time you can stand still and bask in a moment of beauty it’s something to be cherished.