Beauty can be defined differently by different people. It is a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. where i come from, different symbols signify beauty, such as ear piercing, tattooing all over one’s hands and thighs, wearing a lot of beaded ornaments and applying a red ochre on ones hair. In other communities, beauty is represented in different diverse ways.
The 21st century has brought it’s own definition of beauty. With the birth of internet ,social media and globalization, beauty is defined by the number of followers on Instagram, the physical attributes of a person and even to its worse the skin color.
But personal beauty should be defined by the individual and not the society. It should be internal more than physical, because internal beauty, we can control but it is hard to control the external. So one should focus more on internal beauty, that is the values that one posses and this will always hold waters even in tough times. External beauty is good, because it boosts one’s confidence, though concentrating too much on it can conversely cause low levels of confidence ans self esteem.
More importantly, we should all be comfortable in the body we came with, but there are ways to enhance it (if necessary) like exercising, cutting down calories, makeup, surgeries to its extremes and many more. But these should not be infused by what we consume on social media or from people around us, but it should be a personal decision to enhance their own beauty. Remember, beauty does not lie in the eye of the beholder. And everyone is beautiful in their own way.
By Simaloi Toimasi