Beauty is one of the concepts in humanity that is thought to be extremely individualized. Besides the dictionary’s definition of beauty, there is yet no generalized definition of beauty. Perhaps, as there seem to be no defined parameters for describing beauty outside the confines of relativism. So, the Oxford Dictionary definition of beauty is ‘a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight’.
The motivation for this article is the fact that every woman is uniquely beautiful, desirable, and is an epitome of beauty in her own right. And just like the familiar definitions for beauty, ‘beauty is in the eyes of the beholder‘, which means the person who is observing gets to decide what is beautiful.
However, aside approaching the definition of beauty with relativism, beauty can actually be described by outlining a number of beauty parameters which have been in highlight in our Society. Which means there are generally acclaimed beauty. There are people who are exceptionally beautiful. And I don’t mean the miss worlds. These people are in every corner of our societies. And we know them by the parameters of beauty which they feature.
Strangely enough, the purpose of this article is to describe these parameters. It’s strange because I will be sticking to physical attractions; the beauty queens, the English Roses. Not on beauty from within; beauty from the character, beauty as an attitude, not the beauty from self-confidence and courage, not intellectual beauty, not the beauty of a strong woman, the smiles, the wonderful personalities, the satisfaction in one’s uniqueness, not any of these.
Meanwhile, the fact that these are the beauties to be emphasized is well noted (1 Peter 3:3-6). Maybe next time I would write on ‘who is TRULY a beautiful woman? There, we would analyze the truth in debt. We are still in the truth here as the Bible did say that physical exercises profited a little (1 Timothy 4:8).
However, the lessons to take home from this article is the same old truth; everyone is beautiful. At least, because there is no one without two or more of these parameters and there’s no one that has it all. Such beauty is as described in the following Bible verses;
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! (Ps. 139:13-16). Your workmanship is marvelous –how well I know it. (Psalm 139:13 – 14). For we are God’s masterpiece… (Eph. 2:10)
So, Who is really beautiful?
Beauty is beyond having a fine face. There are other parts to it. And am not talking about character here. Am still sticking to physical beauty.
Physical beauty which can be defined as the is the degree to which a person’s physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing is beyond being fresh, ….those features are a factor of age and environment. Everyone, including those who look worked out due to harsh conditions, would look better if placed in a calmed circumstances.
Beauty also has nothing to do with a big Boobs, a big butts, the curves, etc. It’s just a matter of time, they get unnecessarily bigger, and flattens away (especially after child births).
Actually, Beauty is more complex than one can make a generalization. But, we could pick out universal perceptions common to all human society, along with individual subjective preferences. There are beauty parameters to tell with all frankness the degree of one’s beauty. We could describe the Beauty queens like in the case if Esther 2:7;
Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This young woman, who was also known as Esther, had a lovely figure and was beautiful. Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.
Also, as in Genesis 12:11
As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are.
The Parameters of Beauty
These parameters are going to tilt to the ladies, whose beauty is her pride. Hoping I would not be mistaken of being personal here😁. The pragmatism about these parameters is that they are not made by any single individual. They are made by society most times through indirect highlights.
These parameters include (in no particular order):
- Good teeth sets (especially, one with Gap in front-gap teeth, white teeth, black gums)
- Babyface (especially, one that’s symmetrical)
- Pink pussy lips
- Big forehead with Longhair
- Pointed Nose
- Cat eyes
- Flat Tummy
- Straight legs
- Good figure in average height and average weight.
Do you really know how beautiful you are?
There, above is the list of the beauty parameters. Who has 10/10?
So, next time you stand before the mirror, you could answer for yourself-how beautiful you really are!
You could also listen to Frank Edwards on his Christian lyrics: do you really know how beautiful you are? HERE
Like I said before, the concept of beauty is complex. No attempt to describe it would be a generalization. However, the validity of these parameters is in the fact that these features are inarguably known and thumped-for in almost every society.
So, let’s hear from you. What is your take about these parameters? Are there more you think should be added to the list? Do make your comments.
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