One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure Beauty has always been a key to unlock many doors, it plays an important role on human relationships. However, the definition of beauty varies from person to person. In this essay, the definition of beauty, the relativity of the understanding of beauty, and the question of wheter beauty is only skin deep or not will be argued. Beauty, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “The quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. (1) Humans have different kind of appreciating beauty. That is why, important questions, on which scientists have been working, come up in front of people: “Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, and is it only skin-deep? ” This saying (eyes of the beholder) first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. (2) This issue will be discussed in the following paragraph. The other will be mentioned after that. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that each person sees things differently. Someone or something that one finds beautiful, another person does not.
That is why, beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. As to skin-deep, beauty is not only skin-deep. Beauty is something subjective. It depends on the personality, the country one lives and the culture she or he lives. By deciding for yourself what you consider beautiful, can be defined as “delighting the sense sor emotional admiration”. For example, if one looks at a painting and says “I like the colors and impression that it gave to me”, then it is obvious that he or she finds it beautiful. If one looks at another painting and says “What is this Picture about?
It is nonsense. ”, then it might not be beautiful to the person. That is why, beautiful or the state of being beautiful is totally subjective. It means, humans have different tastes in beauty and it is highly personal. One may be attracted to someone and can hear comments as “How could you? ” That is just one of the examples which people are used to hear. There is an old truly saying: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. ” It’s about individuals who find the person, object, painting, color and etc. pleasing to themselves.
As mentioned above, in the second paragraph, skin-deep will be discussed in this part. What is skin-deep? Skin-deep is the beauty of appearance, what we call ‘looking good’. (3) Is beauty only skin-deep? Not at all. Physical beauty is only skin-deep. One can not judge a book by its cover. Inner beauty is something more different and important. A person’s look can not love you. It can not think or emphatisize. It can only entertain you for a while, but not always. It is just a simple look. Looks can open the door for you, but charachteristic features are the primaries which keep the door open.
It is the physical beauty that will make us like the person. But, it is the inner beauty that will make us love the person. While the beauty of a person might include the person’s charachter, spiritual quality, intelligence, and morals, the beauty of a person’s body will not. (4) In addition to these, beauty is everywhere. One can find it whereever he or she looks. It can be in a child’s laughter. It can be found in animals playing with each other. It can be a flower’s movement towards the sun. It can be anywhere. That is why, beauty is not only skin-deep.
You may look but may not see the patterns, the beauty that they have behind their physical appearances. This also proves the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ” Some people say that if inner beauty is more important, then how come people spend most of their money on clothes, hair, make up. Actually, appearance is about how people perceive themselves. If they look good, they feel better. The better they feel, the better they are happy and the happy they are, they treat people better. As simple as that. In conclusion, beauty is subjective.
Human tastes vary. Each person has different type of appreciating beauty. What looks beautiful to you, may not be beautiful for another person. That is why, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In addition, beauty is not only skin-deep. It is mentioned that inner beauty and outer beauty are different from themselves. One should not judge a person by looking his or her physical appearances. Because only physical beauty is skin-deep. First and foremost, the title of this essay explains this issue very well: “One man’s trash, another man’s treasure. ”