I was looking at some infographics and blogs about the idea of beauty in a person. The general consensus is that, today, when someone says “She is beautiful” then she looks like Katy Perry or Angelina Jolie. But what is really getting under my skin is that society changes our idea of beauty, FOR US! Society tells us what or who to think is beautiful. Question then, WHO tells society what is beautiful? And if we are really so sad and terrified of our kids being bullied by the “Hollywood image” then why can’t we stop it? Aren’t WE society in some form or fashion?? (click on the picture to enlarge)
In the 15hundreds, women would shave their hair lines to make their foreheads appear larger. Having a large forehead was thought to be because you had a bigger brain, indicating a larger than usual intellectual capacity. Intelligence was considered beautiful. Not so today; #jerseyshores.
In the late 18hundreds/early 19hundreds it was almost shameful for a young Caucasian lady to be tanned by the sun. That indicated she had to labor and a laboring women was not beautiful; my how things have changed!
Beauty has evolved rapidly…in the past ten centuries but even in the past decades and YEARS! It seems to change almost seasonally now and it affects how we see each other. Beautiful people are treated better, they are paid higher and are more respected. But in ten years that person would no longer be considered beautiful because of this disgusting rapid evolution!
Does anyone look on the inside anymore? Natural beauty fades….what about personality? Yes, I do admit, personality can change but attitudes of the soul stay pretty much intact a persons whole life. To find someone who has a beautiful attitude and spirit is a rare gem these days. Learn to appreciate inner lasting qualities using other senses; not just temporal physical attraction of the eyes.