Beholding Beauty

We’ve all heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Do you agree? is all beauty contingent on a subjective point of view?


Beauty can come in many different shapes, forms, colors, and sizes. The most piquant aesthetic of beauty is that it is not limited or confined. It can be a million different things or it can be one thing; but all in all it is something that draws the heart and eye.

It is because beauty is so variant that is said to be ‘in the eye of the beholder’. There is definitely a lot of truth to the phrase. What one person finds beautiful another may not.

Jealousy is an emotion that can twist beauty into something untrue. If, per say, a person was jealous of another person for being more beautiful than he or she, then they would not perceive the former person to be beautiful. Though jealousy is a very powerful stimulant in terms of beauty, it is not necessarily the only one. Just because one person doesn’t find something to be physically compelling does not mean they are jealous of it, it just means it does not hit their particular fancy.

Nature versus nurture can be called into question in terms of beauty, as it can with many subjects. The environment a person grew up in might make them see certain things as more beautiful than others, and the genetics they hold might also influence their feelings.

Beauty is profound because undeniably there is not one thing on this planet that someone somewhere does not find beautiful.

~J. Spade