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What is beauty?

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posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but what is the beauty that is in the eye? What is it about beauty that entices us and grabs our attention? I have been trying to figure out why we marvel at beauty and then try to forget what we think is ugly.

What is beauty to you guys?




posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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well what is happening in new york is beautiful.

but as you said beauty is in the eye of the beholder, thus beauty is whatever one sees as beautiful. it could be a bird. it could be an explosion. it could be sex or it could be murder. its all on what one perceives beauty to be.

i myself find classical music and black metal to be very beautiful since they share a similar musical format and both portray the emotions and feelings of the musicians.

visually i find the cosmos to be the most beautiful thing ever created


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posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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When I met my son's father, I marveled at what a gorgeous man he was. Just a few months later, EGADS he was one ugly fella. When I met my husband, I felt he wasn't good looking at all. Today, he is the world's finest looking man imaginable. Neither of these men changed. Just the way I beheld them did. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that beholder's view of beauty changes from minute to minute, day to day.

Who knows what beauty really is. When we are 90, we all are going to be butt-ugly.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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The ability to experience beauty is beautiful.

Nothing is actually beautiful or ugly outside of perception. How we feel about things is what is beautiful or ugly.


I think the most beautiful things are- a living being's first breath as well as its last.



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 11:13 PM
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True beauty is anything that forces us to look inside and see our own ugliness and then strive to be better. We measure ourselves against it.

We always measure beauty as perfection and fleeting and it's actually our goal to either own or reach for. IMO

Peace




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posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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I used to know a girl who was not considered pretty.. not conventionally, anyway.

I worked with her, and over time as I noticed more and more, she became the most beautiful woman I have known... just seeing her smile would make my day.

I still remember how she made me feel.. my sweet little butterfly.




posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 11:37 PM
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Beauty always presents natural harmonic proportions
Dissonant proportions are the opposite.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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Beauty is a math.
Equality in physical attributes.
Its a type of visual consciousness to quickly tell us if something is correct.

Someone can do better I am sure, but thats my answer and Im sticking to it



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:56 AM
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Originally posted by Ralphy

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but what is the beauty that is in the eye? What is it about beauty that entices us and grabs our attention? I have been trying to figure out why we marvel at beauty and then try to forget what we think is ugly.

What is beauty to you guys?


Beauty is whatever I say it is. But from a more concrete type perspective beauty cannot truly be defined. Things that are more symmetrical though, are more likely to be found beautiful by a larger subset of people.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:19 AM
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Beauty to me is seeing that "spark" in someone's eyes - a spark that denotes depth of character and thought, compassion - a pure and genuine disposition.

Beauty is the purity of nature, the awesomeness of the night-sky, the simplicity of warbling little birds and a lazy and contented cat basking in the sunshine.

Beauty is an earnest gesture, a witty and quick-off-the-cuff joke, a deep thought and a sincere word.

Beauty is so many things - it is that inherent quality of purity in some people, all creatures and all of nature - it is that which causes my heart to grow warm - it makes me infinitely sad and enormously happy at the same time.

Very few "plastic" people have any real beauty. The constant groomers, dressers and fashion-chasers have eyes that are for the most part lacking any real substance, and their smiles are devoid of any real warmth.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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A deep pan pizza with a cheese stuffed crust. Double ham, bacon, sausage and meetballs with extra cheese.

Now that is beauty and it is delivered to my door



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:58 AM
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Beauty is in the silence and stillness in creation that we find all around us and also within us.

Beauty is that stillness, it is creation. Deep within we are stillness therefore we are also creation. To contain, realise and become that beauty means we are also the creator.

Beauty is creation but also the creator. We are part of that beauty.
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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 04:07 AM
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i think physical beauty is a symetrical face. lynda carter and marilyn monroe are two examples.

beauty in nature is breathing in fresh air and hearing the leaves rustle.

beauty in technology can be found when your computer doesn't crash.


-subfab



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 07:34 AM
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Beauty is the result of loving what you see. When you love what you see, what you see is beautiful.

There's something about true beauty that is cosmic and/or divine.

When you observe beauty, what you are actually doing is tapping into your deepest intelligence, and your deepest beingness. Everything you see is you.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 07:44 AM
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Beauty is:
The sound of a child's laughter and the way it makes your heart sing!
Beauty is:
The sights and sounds of this world that make you smile and know that you are alive!
Beauty is:
That undefinable feeling inside that takes your breath away when seeing something for the first time!
Beauty is:
Indeed that which astounds and confuses!
Beauty:........... Just is!

Zindo
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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 08:00 AM
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Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning, or satisfaction.

Any other questions?



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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Beauty is the intelligent resonance with your self and your other self forming an intelligent bond with you and your environment. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder because what is in the eye of the beholder is always the self. To love others is to love yourself. To recognize this connection is to experience beauty.

Everything that you experience is experienced in your head. When a form in you head is beautiful, it is because there is a benevolent recognition of the forms within your mind. Beauty can reveal the connection of the forms appearing in your head as intelligent manifestations within yourself.
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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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The more I have experienced, the more I understand, the more I see the wisdom in the following:




"Beauty is truth, truth beauty, --that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know". John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn English lyric poet (1795 - 1821)

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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Is truth, then, also in the eye of the beholder?



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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I believe you are pointing out a key distinction - the definition of "truth" as defined by our culture (a left-brain construct of beliefs about our shared environment) which is certainly dependent on the individual. I believe that Keats was speaking of a much deeper Truth.



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