Beauty is often defined as the mental state of an object that makes these objects pleasing to see. Such objects may include sunsets, landscapes, humans and other artistic works. Beauty, along with beauty, is perhaps the most important theme of aesthetics, among the various branches of psychology. Other psychological factors such as the need for validation and nurturance are also significant, although beauty does have some independent value, in its own right.
The concept of beauty has nothing to do with physical appearance, at least in the way the rest of the population seems to think. Beauty is something that appeals to everyone, regardless of his or her age, sex, race, cultural background, profession and so on. We do not look at someone old, we do not judge a woman by her appearance, and we certainly do not make comments about a man’s skin and hair color. In short, beauty is subjective, and the search for it is as broad and varied as the human species themselves.
One way to define beauty, then, is to pinpoint its emotional essence. True beauty is inherent in us, not because of what we can see, but because of what we cannot see. It is our inner beauty that allows us to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, without having to compromise our principles, ideals, and integrity. Beauty is the result of feelings, and it can be difficult for some people to differentiate between feelings of beauty and emotions, especially after all, we all use language to describe them. However, beauty is not just subjective; it is a definite, measurable quality, and it can only be found when our basic emotional needs are met.
Emotionally speaking, beauty comes from the mind, rather than the body. When a person finds a beautiful face or body, it is not because he has found a face or body that matches his standards of beauty. Instead, it is the inner beauty that allows the face or body to be so appealing in the first place. Our physical appearance contributes nothing to our emotional well-being, and as such, any superficiality – including vanity – should be avoided.
True beauty, then, cannot be found in the eyes. True beauty comes from the heart, and there are more things that influence our emotions than our outward appearances. Physical beauty can lead to a healthy and fulfilled life, but it can also lead to skin disease, mental illness, and poor self-esteem. In order for everyone to be equally beautiful, skin deep emotional beauty should be equally present. We have to be happy with ourselves first, and then look to others to find their beauty.
Just because someone has an attractive skin, it does not mean that they do not suffer from any other problem. Far from it, in fact. It is not fair that those who have skin disease and other unsightly conditions are made to feel ugly. They are not beautiful, no matter how they may appear to others. A doctor’s diagnosis of skin disease does not mean you have skin disease, no matter how many X-rays you take or how severe your condition may appear to you.