A good friend sent me this link to watch a video on YouTube about beauty:
This video really creates something that is interesting in my mind and something I struggle with all the time: what is beauty when you are dealing with a person? What defines what is beautiful and what isn’t? Being the person who I am, I struggle to find the patterns in who I find physically attractive, those who I don’t, those that others find attractive, and those that they don’t. I can see what could be beauty to someone else in almost everyone, but at the same time, only a very few get the double take and who I consistently find attractive throughout my life. Is it like this for you? Or, does it even matter? Are we programmed through genetics to find only certain people attractive? Are there certain traits that are always attractive? Is it a moving target on a continuum? I can’t answer this for others, only they can answer this for themselves.
With this in mind, has social media changed how we look at beauty? I have to say that we are changing and finding a broader attractive and beauty in the world. This stems from there have been more images produced in the last year than have been produced in the remaining years of history. We see a larger variety of people, clothing, presentation of what people look like. Many models who I know shoot these selfies constantly. Some aren’t supermodel lookers, but they are beautiful in their own right and anyone around them would probably find them very attractive.
But what is causing the shift? Is it that we get a glimpse of who that person is and actually have to communicate in a somewhat anonymous format? I will say that social media has changed how we look at beauty in the world today. In the process, we are finding more people who are beautiful than ever before.