Beauty is widely defined as the subjective view of aesthetic objects that makes these objects enjoyable to perceive. Such objects include sunsets, landscapes, humans and artistic works of art. Beauty, with aesthetic sense and aesthetics, is today the most significant and important theme of aesthetics, among the various branches of contemporary philosophy. The word ‘beauty’ is also used in advertising, to market products to the target group. Therefore beauty is a very important part of an individual’s life, and also has an influence on the behavior of an individual.
In order to understand beauty, we must learn about its different concepts and definitions. We shall define beauty through the lenses of several theories. According to some theories, beauty can be defined as the value that human beings assign to things that are perceived as pleasing. According to others, beauty can be defined as the quality that makes an object to be artful. According to some other philosophers, beauty is the end that a thing seeks to attain. In order to know beauty, one must try to get a clear-cut perception of beauty in an object
The different theories on beauty have many differences in their definitions of beauty. Nevertheless, there are some essential characteristics that all the theories share. According to some theories, it is essential that an object possess four essential qualities: beauty, value, sex appeal and utility. Some further philosophers consider colour to be an essential characteristic of beauty. Beauty therefore, can be understood by reference to these essential qualities.
We can actually say that all the appearances that we see around us are considered to be beauty, because we usually take the physical appearance of an object as the basic determining quality of beauty. Now let us take a look at some objects that are considered to be ugly, smelly or even downright hideous. Take an object that has a perfect white, smooth, blemish free, and spotlessly clean surface. Does this object possess any kind of life? No, it does not. But the person who owns such a flawless and dazzling object can certainly say that it is a beauty.
Another kind of ugly object is the Greek god of beauty, Aphrodite. She is often represented as an old woman with protruding belly and long hair. The reason why the so-called beauty standards of Aphrodite are considered to be ugly are because she was a goddess who used her beauty to seduce the mortal men who came to her aid. The Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, was immortal and therefore could not die or see her beauty or deformity in the eyes of the immortal sun.
According to the teachings of our Holy Church, the true path to happiness is through the inner beauty of a person. The true path to inner beauty involves surrendering to God and adhering to His will. This means that if you want to feel better about yourself and feel better about the world around you then you must seek to love God and submit to Him. You must get in touch with your inner beauty and let God work in your life. You must trust God and ask Him for His help and allow Him to show you the way.