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aneedleinthehayy's avatar

Do you believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder?

Asked by aneedleinthehayy (1198points) July 22nd, 2008

i believe this 100%, in fact i consider it solid truth

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iwamoto's avatar

everyone has a different taste, there’s you answer…

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

I do believe this. There are all different types of beauty, and everyone sees something different. It just depends on the person.

TheHaight's avatar

I second the Yes.

cheebdragon's avatar

One mans trash is another mans treasure.

Knotmyday's avatar

Affirmative. Diff’rent strokes, diff’rent folks.

Dog's avatar

Yes I believe it too- and it applies to all things not just the human form.

A good example is visiting art galleries.

wildflower's avatar

Absolutely! It’s completely subjective.

nina's avatar

There definitely is some commonality of perception. Have you met anybody who did not like Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, or Mozart? Actually I have used Mozart instead of ice cream, often successfully.
And then again, there are James Joyce and Schonberg and Jackson Pollock…
And this is where beauty is in the eye of the beholder, because it sure has to come from somewhere.

girlofscience's avatar

I’d say it’s at least a little less subjective than people make it out to be. Sure, people have different tastes, but in general, I think it’s clear that Jessica Alba is more attractive than Rosie O’Donnell. Come on now.

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mee_ouch's avatar

It depends on who’s doing the beholding.

cheebdragon's avatar

I saw a shirt a few weeks ago that said
“Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder”

mee_ouch's avatar

I Loooove that one! It’s such a slam at human behaviour….but oh so true!

sarapnsc's avatar

Yes, especially when I am intoxicated…everybody is quite beautiful then!

desiree333's avatar

yes, of course. But the media and society is making beauty only consist of specific qualities such as being really skinny, tall, thin, blonde & blue eyes, full lips etc. For men they are catagorizing it as muscular, tall, usually brown hair, really sharp clothes

girlofscience's avatar

@desiree333: Uhhhhhh… Do you only watch porn?

Because the media I know celebrates brunettes too.

desiree333's avatar

umm no i dont watch porn! im 15 years old. of course the media celebrates brunettes too but look at people like paris hilton. Who do you see more on the cover of people magazine paris hilton and britney spears or someone like camilla belle, or scarlet johannason??? The media isnt as innocent as you think…

melanie81's avatar

@desiree333 I agree with you…the media has focused on skinny (usually underweight), outwardly beautiful people. But in recent months, I am finding that it’s shifting…maybe due to those models who died from malnutrition last year?

desiree333's avatar

@melanie81 there were models that died from malnutrition last year? not that Im surprised or anything, just I didnt hear about it.

desiree333's avatar

@melanie “She had never had problems with her diet. It is obvious the sisters’ deaths must be due to a genetic problem.”
what complete bullshit (sorry for the language) that is so terrible what happened to them.

Facade's avatar

no, not completely

JellyB's avatar

Completely. How else do you explain how one person thinks a certain item is beautiful, and another couldn’t care less about it?

oreo45's avatar

I have a friend , our idea a hansome couldent be more differnt.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

no. there are some people that everyone would agree are beautiful, and then some people that are just not.

flutherother's avatar

It is true, beauty has no existence other than in the eye. However it is also true that people generally agree on what is beautiful and what is not. But not always. Every mother thinks her baby is beautiful for example but let’s face it, none of them are.

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