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  • Posted By: grantville
  • Date Posted: 06/27/2011
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Words: 489
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Aesthetics and the Concept of

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Aesthetics and the Concept of

If you took the time to analyze each person you encountered, touch every blade of grass you walked upon, or reenact every event you possess in your memory, then you would successfully know what beauty was. A pretty face is not a complete definition of beauty, nor is the quality of one being kind and compassionate. To contain beauty, someone or something doesn¡¦t have to physically be beautiful. Beauty is everywhere.

Take a simple flower. Your first glance at a flower would not establish it¡¦s beauty. You look at its whole appearance; the color(s), structure, scent, design, and even ponder for awhile about it¡¦s growth process. All of these observations of a flower lead to its defining beauty. Now take a simple person and relate it to a flower. In many cases a person is defined to be beautiful by one thing; the physical appearance. But think about it¡KWould you think a flower was still beautiful if it¡¦s smell was outrageously disgusting? The color of the flower is like the personality of a person. The structure, is like one¡¦s confidence and impact upon others, the scent, is like someone¡¦s over all aura, the design but one¡¦s individualism, and a flowers growth process is merely like an individuals over all history. If all of these qualities are needed to make a flower beautiful, then why not a person as well?

Beauty is more than just a word to define someone or something. As Webster says :beauty is the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. However if you think about this deeper, is beauty just a quality in a person or thing? Or can beauty be something overlooked and abstract? Can situations be considered ...

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