What are you beholding?
By Maria Carrie
We’ve all heard the sentiment, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a statement usually given to placate feelings of insecurity in young girls. But does it really work? Is it really true?
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then the question begs to be asked: What has the beholder been taught that defines beauty? In our superficial society that definition has been measured by outward standards: pouty lips or thin lips; almond eyes or doe eyes; high cheekbones or chubby cheeks; curly hair or straight; the list goes on. And while beauty may come in more flavors than Baskin and Robbins, the ingredients remain the same…the flesh. We never learned that true beauty exists below our physical covering.
Case in point: Young girls are taught how to put on make-up, wear heels, and dress sexy, but they’re never taught how to be kind, selfless, giving, generous, humble, loving, loyal, and honest. Young boys are taught how to pick out the finest, prettiest, and baddest chick but never taught how to pick out the virtuous one.
The inner qualities that elude detection by the physical eye are the true and lasting measures of beauty. So rather than tell young girls “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” let’s teach them that beauty is with-in the soul of the beheld!
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