Everything Has Beauty, but Not Everyone Can See It

A while back when I was browsing through We Heart It, I found a picture of a tattooed phrase that said “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it”. After reading this, it instanty made me ponder about the true meaning of this phrase. I then came to the discovery of something that has always gone on , but I had never deeply thought about before. I started to think about how humans tend to instantly categorize people and items by either being beautiful or ugly. What I came to discover is that there can truly only be one category, beauty.

A word that many people over use is ugly. People use the word ugly to describe anything or anyone that they don’t think is pretty, useful, or valuable. Once someone has set their mind on something or someone being “ugly”, it’s hard to escape that mind-set and remember that it’s only their opinion. A question that needs to be asked is , is anything or anyone truly ugly? What I mean by this is that no one can really label a person or an item as being ugly, because that is only their personal opinion. Someone could consider one person or item to be very ugly, but someone else considers it the most beautiful thing in the world. Even if the mass majority of people think one person or item is particularly ugly, there are still people that consider them or it madly beautiful. It has always really bugged me when I hear someone say “No one likes (insert name here).” No one has the right to say that and try to make their personal opinion the ultimate decision, even when they know it isn’t true. Remember what one person might not find beautiful, someone else receives deep satisfaction and happiness from that one person or item.

Now lets talk about beauty. Whenever I searched the word “beauty” in Google Images, the majority of the pictures were of women putting on makeup, but beauty is so much more then that. Dictionary.com defines the word “beauty” as the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations , a meaningful design or pattern, or something else. The definition of beauty is so much more meaningful then what many others interpret it as today. Take a moment and think about all of your favorite items and people that make you happy and give you satisfaction;, that is what you consider to be beautiful. I feel like society has given beauty the definition of when someone has very pretty physical features, when in realty, beatuy can also be judged by someone’s personality. People tend to make autimatic judgements and call people “ugly” based on the persons physical features and what they are wearing, before they even have the chance to meet and get to know them.

A great quote that really means a lot to me is “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul.” Before someone calls a person “ugly” based on someones appearance, they need to remember all of the inward beauty that person posseses. The people that tend to possess a bitter personality that’s hard to look past, have inner beauty that they might not reveal to certain people. Sometimes it is just harder to find beauty in certain people or items, you just have to always remember it’s there. Beauty is always within someone or something in some way, shape, or form.

Beauty is truly within the eye of the beholder, because everyone sees things differently. Next time you are tempted to describe something or someone as being ugly, remember the phrase ” Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it” and what that phrase truly means.



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