Originally posted by byteshertz
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
Perfection, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A circle is perfect but when zoomed in on, changing perception, it becomes an imperfect line.
this kind of hyperbole is utter nonsense.
there is a bell curve towards any data grouping and that includes human appeal and opinion.
there is a bell curve that groups the mass population of all humans .. and if possible.. all humans throught history.. charting their appeal towards
specific physical and psychological attributes.
MOST people, and their opinions if polled will be lumped in the center of the bell curve.
would you like to have your physical traits appear to other people as:
A) extremely disfigured (extremely asymmetric features and extremely misaligned from phi ratio proportions)
B) moderately deformed (moderately asymmetric features and slightly not in line with phi ratio proportions)
C) unappealingly ugly (slightly asymmetric features not in line with phi ratio proportions)
D) average (symmetric features, within the phi ratio proportions)
E) moderately attractive (healthy, symmetric features ,extremely within the phi ratio proportions)
F) Very good looking (very healthily symmetric features and within the phi ratio proportions)
G) drop dead gorgeous (extremely within the phi ratio proportions)
THE RESULTS...you are going to.. by just basic human nature, have a MAJORITY of the population of human beings that have ever existed.. to desire to
be one of at least the last three options in the question.
if it is in the eye of the beholder.. then it is in the universal eye of ALL (as the beholder)...
this "you like uglies I like hotties" bs is completely without deep reflection and insight.
NO.. we ALL want beauty and Strength.
sure you can nit pick all you want and there will be tiny distinctions and gradations as to what you think is 'pretty' or 'cute' or 'hot'... but
what you choose as HOT is not going to be something completely grotesque ... like from a horror film... RIGHT.. so yeah.. NOT in the eye of the
beholder. there IS a bell curve GROUP lump of what we want in others.. and what we want in ourselves.
as for psychological traits... you're going to find that MOST PEOPLE will answer that they desire to be treated well by other people.. showing that
'kind,warm, honest and loving psychological traits' will be the definition of inner beauty.
why is this you ask? well if you can't figure it out yet.. let me explain.. sure there are some psychologically damaged individuals who are
masochistic and desire the opposite.. but that is a small fragment of the population.. and you'll find out that sooner or later.. MOST people will
chose these qualities in someone they wish to be WITH because it takes more time and energy to be with someone who is not adding to your life in a
positive way..and one would loose out from someone whom is sucking and taking from the other's plight in life... "positive" not being an
opinionated value.. but being a distinctive absolute value that the laws of nature would fall in accordance in defining.
i think most of the comments that agree with 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' take it too far thinking that the human experience is somehow
completely differentiated from one person to the next.. where i disagree with this absolutely and find that we all have specific qualities that we
(through human nature) essentially find we agree on not out of choice or preference.. but by uh.. ya...freaking survival.
you're gonna want attractive people in your gene pool.. you're gonna want to ate with strong people that provide and are intellectually superior and
give to others and are well rounded people.. this is just what is logical.. and most people IF GIVEN THE CHOICE TO.. would choose those types of
values in people over lesser values (values which subtract from the quality of life)...
so go on and have sex and multiply with sadistic obese people with leprosy.... and give birth to more people like that ..
it's all "in the eye of the beholder riiight? "
i think that science will be able to do anything in the future... ANYTHING... so whatever we wish to explore we'll explore and entertain ourselves
if you want to make yourself into something that you think is "pretty" but 99.9999% of the other humans in the galaxy think is butt-ugly. GO AHEAD
have fun! let's see how far you get in life attracting' a mate!
and i think we'll be able to develop methods as to which we can all refine our psychologies so that we are all experiencing LESS SUFFERING within our
when those steps are taken .. i think you'll see a level of internal beauty rise and shine through the outward beauty as well