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Sign in. Watch now. Beautiful But Dangerous A US Air Force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. This panorama is a filmic zigzag that forks out like Wbo bolt of lightning. Its subject straddles several countries and centuries simultaneously.
Beauty, is said to be in the eye of the beholder. In the humanities and social sciences, it is widely accepted that beauty is socially constructed according to time and space.
In the sciences, it is argued that certain features are biologically more aesthetically pleasing than others across time and space. Can everyone be beautiful? And if everyone is beautiful, then is anyone really beautiful? And why do we care so much? In the first place, does beauty exist in reality? There are some places on this earth that are breathtaking to be in — mountains, desserts, oceans, etc.
And when we are in these places, we have an overwhelming sense that we are confronted by beauty. But is it a natural, biological sensation or is the sensation a product of the information that we have received since birth; that these sites are supposed to beautiful, and thus our biology is responding to what we have been told?
And must we take one side or the other? Can the beauty of our surroundings be part nature and part social conditioning? Because if people are made in the image and likeness of God, then they cannot be ugly. Yet we live in a fallen world so the consequence is that ugliness is a part of our human experience. But does that include people? I would like to say no because that seems like the right thing to say. Yet it seems a bit hypocritical to say no, because I do find some things and people less attractive than others.
And as someone who often finds both conventional and countercultural things and people beautiful, and sometimes not so beautiful, I cannot completely render everything I experience with beauty to a social construction. The problem with saying beauty is not completely a social construction, however, is that there are those who benefit, and there are those who are disadvantaged because of it. I think beauty creates comparison in the first place — whether by natural means or social conversation.
We can talk about what is beautiful only because we can talk about what is ugly. The problem with comparison is that it creates competition, and I say this as a person who has often been told that one of my best strengths is being competitive. But I think that whether one is on the losing or winning side, there is always an emotional, mental, physical, and sometimes literal price to pay.
As someone who is in a category of people both by race and culture, who often receive the short end of the stick on beauty rhetoric, I would rather the social conversation be more inclusive. Beauty is all these things, maybe even at all times.
And maybe what is best about beauty is also what is worst about it — it is full of helpful and hurtful contradictions. Beauty is complex and multifaceted. But the great shame about how we talk about beauty is that we often see it only in terms of the physical — that which meets the eye. And despite all the science, all the social constructions, all the rhetoric, all the marketing, all the magazines, I think feeling beautiful comes down to believing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; that you — all of you — is much greater than any imperfections that you may have.
Very well written post and I concur with most of it. For most people, they would surely define it by the appearance that people manifest outside or the beauty which people sees from the outside. What is Beautiful?. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday.
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